A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.
And no traffic lights. And no parking lots. It isn’t hard to do.
New, mass-timber engineering could transform the twenty-first-century city from a carbon source into a carbon sink
How computerized arugula (aka roquette) farms take over the world
The indoor biome covers as much as six percent of the world’s landmass—and we know almost nothing about it.
You would need to drive an electric car more than 50,000 km in Quebec and 150,000 km in Germany to outcompete a conventional car in terms of greenhouse gas emissions
Do Plastic Bag Bans Make A Difference? Like so many life-cycle assessments, it’s never that simple. The environmental impact of plastic-bag bans...
Researchers dig into the efficacy of urban agriculture
In a world of melting ice caps, storm surges, and tropical cyclones, the most resilient cities aren’t the ones that fight the water back—but the ones that absorb it.
Mining landfills for metals and energy
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.