Imagine picking blueberries on your roof, collecting rain and runoff water from your property and using it to flush toilets, heating and cooling your building using heat trapped beneath the Earth’s surface and having an electricity bill less than a quarter of the amount you usually pay. These are all | Read More
The first laneway house in Toronto. The first sculptural gateway to a Toronto ravine. The work of Jeff Stinson and Adrian DiCastri, two architects who defined architecture in very different ways, stands as a testament to their imagination, their urban grit and their tenacity. Both men recently died of cancer, | Read More
The first building in a new Stanford University science and engineering quadrangle will open Tuesday, complete with a long list of features intended to minimize energy use and maximize interaction among scholars. The 166,000-square-foot structure, which will house environmental-science researchers, was designed to the university’s own Stanford Performance Criteria for | Read More
A New Education And Research Facility For Humber College Performs As A Living Laboratory Of Sustainable Building, Fostering Environmental Stewardship And The Creation Of A Greener City. canadianarchitect.com – Canadian Architect – 2/28/2008.
It’s time to shake up and rearrange Greater Toronto. At Queen’s Park, the City of Toronto hardly exists. It’s being absorbed into the “Greater Golden Horseshoe,” an urban mass that sprawls from Brighton up through Orillia and down through the Niagara Peninsula. Read more @ TheStar.com – No way to run | Read More
You don’t care where your kids, and their kids, are going to live and you don’t care about the future of the planet. Do you really want to tell the rest of the world that this mindset pretty much sums up the collective attitude of Vancouverites? It looks like a | Read More
Plans are evolving, but if the Cincinnati Museum Center succeeds in its quest for state, public and private funding, it will have up to $120 million. to restore its t1933 glory. It has asked Ohio for $20 million spread over eight years (four budget cycles), and will go after the | Read More
America’s 50 Greenest CitiesWant to see a model for successful and rapid environmental action? Don’t look to the federal government—check out your own town. Here, our list of the 50 communities that are leading the way. Does yours make the cut? America’s 50 Greenest Cities | Popular Science.
To cover the littered lake of cracked asphalt, the students suggested gardens. For the darkest corners of the schoolyard, they asked for new playgrounds, safe and bathed in light.Skip to next paragraphEnlarge This ImageSylwia Kapuscinski for The New York Times To help relieve the dark memories of the site at | Read More
Brian Lewis looks at ‘farm to plate’ in Richmond British Columbia, Canada and how garden cities can help Read more @ Canada.com – Garden City lands eyed for urban food research.