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.
Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.
A revival of rainwater harvesting is occurring around the world, as desert communities restore traditional systems known as rain gardens, ak-chin agriculture, floodwater farming, gavias, karez, qanats and fogarras.
Almost imperceptibly, we are stepping off the consumption treadmill
Mining landfills for metals and energy
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.
An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same
could be the building blocks of modern, sustainable architecture
Death is inevitable, but its
environmental toll may not have to be.
Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.