Tag Archives: Environment

Rooftop Farms

Headline: Urbanites combat climate change with rooftop farms – Jennifer Jung-Eun Kim Date: February 23rd, 2013 Abstract: Urban visionaries John Stoddard and Courtney Hennessey of Higher Ground Farm are cultivating their own solution to environmental problems by creating farms on unused rooftops … Continue reading

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The Revived Stream in Seoul

Christine Lee Abstract: The Cheongyecheon stream was a centerpiece of Seoul six hundred years ago when a king of the Joseon Dynasty chose Seoul as capital. However after the devastation, poverty, and the industrial era that came after the WWII … Continue reading

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The Drying of the Aral Sea

I Christine Lee Abstract: In the 1960s, the Soviet Union undertook a major water diversion project on the dry plains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The region’s two major rivers that flowed down from the mountains that formed the fourth … Continue reading

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Urban Design for Bicycles: a Plausible Sustainable Solution

Jennifer Jung-Eun Kim Date: February 13th, 2013 Abstract:  Using bicycle-friendly cities like Copenhagen as inspiration, a growing number of cities around the world are changing their urban design to become biking cities. Designing cities with bicycles in mind reduces emissions, commute … Continue reading

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Architecture of Place

Headline: Toward an Architecture of Place: Moving Beyond Iconic to Extraordinary Source: PPS      As every object has a communication between people, there is also a communication between architecture and people too, which is crucial.  When we think of … Continue reading

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That Cuddly Kitty Is Deadlier Than You Think

Date: January 29th, 2013 Source: The New York Times Abstract: Scientists have recently discovered that cats are much more deadlier than anyone had realized. It has been estimated that domestic cats in the United States — both the pets, the … Continue reading

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