City Stories

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.

Buy High, Sell Low

Like it or not, retreat from the coasts has begun. The only question left is whether it will be managed or chaotic.

Sea-level Rise

Water-Harvesting and Arid-Adapted Agrobiodiversity

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.

Ecology for Insiders

The indoor biome covers as much as six percent of the world’s landmass—and we know almost nothing about it.

Amphibious Architecture

Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.