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"Landscape As Fetish"

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A fascinating photography exhibit by SC colleague Greer Muldowney: In “Landscape As Fetish”, Greer Muldowney gathers a youthful stable of artists with refreshing interpretations of landscape: real and imagined, constructed... Read more →

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Reading List | Critical Ecologies

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"Over the past 30 years, the study and practice of ecology has broadened from a classical Newtonian paradigm and a Kuhnian normal science focused on stability, prediction, and certainty, to a contemporary transdisciplinary... Read more →

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Augmented Reality Sandbox

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Check out this completely badass invention/teaching tool - an interactive topographic map built with a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera and box of sand. I'm seriously considering constructing one of these for our landscape+ar... Read more →

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Northerly Island Park: Beguiling lakefront landscape justifies Daley raid

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Studio Gang + SmithGroup+Army Corp have mostly completed the transformation of former Miegs Field into a public park..."See ya later, airport for politicians and the privileged class. This land is now your land, Chicagoans." Read more →

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A Photographer Inside the Wildfires

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A window into the fires. "National Geographic photographer Mark Thiessen, who has training as a firefighter, traveled with a crew from Salt Lake City, Utah last week as they fought a group of blazes about 250 miles north... Read more →

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Human Impact on the Earth: Toronto's Leslie Street Spit

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

One of the most incredible landforms ever.

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Plastic pollution in the ocean is reaching crisis levels.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

The average waste collection rate in the countries of interest is barely above 40%–meaning the majority of waste ends up as litter. found via @KateOrff Read more →

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Design Competition! Design a play space in Philly

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Registration closes November 30! "The Community Design Collaborative and Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) are hosting an interdisciplinary design competition promoting innovative ou... Read more →

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How a Defensive Moat Became a Top Tourist Attraction

Mdiid4kl2otltl9k7s6p  Posted by  Connie Migliazzo

The exhibits focus on the history of the Waterline system (there’s a video game where you control the system’s locks to keep invaders out, a virtual reality parachute jump onto the fort, and various archeological finds) bu... Read more →

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Saving Water Is So Hot Right Now in Landscape Design

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

“Every part of the country is dealing with water issues whether it’s too much or too little,” she says. “It does reflect a much greater awareness from the population as a whole, about critical issues like water conservatio... Read more →

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The war over Chesapeake Bay

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

SC's very own Marilyn Moedinger and family have found themselves at the center of water restoration in the Chesapeake Bay basin project. A fascinating read about what is "perhaps the most ambitious—and, some would say, ov... Read more →

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Christo's Newest Project: Walking on Water

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Rich content. Delicious project. "Look!” Christo said, pointing to a juncture where two pathways joined to form a bright saffron-colored V, contrasting against the deep blue of the lake. “You see! It falls in that way so... Read more →

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Maps have 'north' at the top, but it could've been different

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Given such a long history of human map-making, it is perhaps surprising that it is only within the last few hundred years that north has been consistently considered to be at the top. In fact, for much of human history, n... Read more →

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Micro, Mega, Macro: Designing Landscapes of Urban Change

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Fresh writing by our friend Gina Ford of Sasaki! "Cities across the United States, in an effort to maintain competitiveness and address broader economic, ecological or social issues, are investing in innovative planning a... Read more →

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Glamour Shots of the World's Sacred Cows

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Chill with these chill cows.

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FarmBot, a DIY agriculture robot.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Precision farming has been hailed as the future of agriculture, sustainability, and the food industry. That’s why a company called FarmBot is working to bring precision agriculture technology to environmentally conscious ... Read more →

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Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability

Zhek1hwxfwqfahjdsk0h  Posted by  Carlos Guzman

I recently participated in Regenesis' Regeneration Practitioner course and was blown away by how the regenerative approach to projects differs from conventional practices by focusing on potential of place instead of proble... Read more →

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Grid Corrections

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"This film was made mining the Thomas Jefferson's Grid in Google Earth. By superimposing a rectangular grid on the earth surface, a grid built from exact square miles, the spherical deviations have to be fixed. After all... Read more →

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Healthcare Design Borrows Old Healing Technique: Plants!

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"This week, the American Institute of Architects announced seven new, stand-out structures designed to help heal patients, whether the focus is cancer treatment, reproductive health, or pediatrics. One constant that runs t... Read more →

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The problem with believing half the world's population lives in cities

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"When startup accelerator Y Combinator announced its New Cities project in June, it came with a couple of footnotes. Number one was, "Two out of three people will live in cities by 2050." In the center of the cover of the... Read more →

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Watch Mountains Of Trash Take Over The U.S.

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

A century of garbage. "In the early 1900s, dumps were essentially just holes in the ground, and cities also disposed of trash in wetlands and in the ocean. In 1976, a federal law passed requiring landfills to be lined to ... Read more →

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My Deadly, Beautiful City

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"The arctic mining city of Norilsk is one of the most polluted in the world — but many residents are still proud to call it home."

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Against 'Sustainability'

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Instead of sustainability, we should instead speak of adaptability, a term that skews away from the idea of a perfect, ordered nature and unchanging industrial-technological conditions, and favors a vision of nature in a ... Read more →

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Canada at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Web exclusive by Canadian Architect. Written by Mr. Belanger - so you know it's worth a gander. "Ultimately, the project shows how Canada has become a global resource empire, and how Canada has become the preeminent extra... Read more →

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Memorial in Alabama Will Honor Victims of Lynching

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

...Designed in partnership with MASS, a Boston-based design group, [And lighting design by SC Co-founder Dan Weissman] the memorial will be made up of two parts. One is a large, four-sided gallery of 801 suspended six-foo... Read more →

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Mapping How Climate Change Will Affect Animal Migration

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Called Migrations in Motion, the map outlines how species will move from their current habitats to their new ones while avoiding major man-made and natural barriers. Pink lines indicate the movement of mammals, while the b... Read more →

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Amphetamines Seep Into Baltimore's Streams

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

A new study suggests that aquatic life in Baltimore is being exposed to drugs, and it's having an impact. And these aren't soft drugs; they include methamphetamine and amphetamine. They're messing with the growth and deve... Read more →

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The Largest Native American Protest In HISTORY Is Happening Right Now.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Running through a similar pathway as that of the well known failed Keystone XL project, the Bakken Pipeline would run across the Ogallala aquifer and the Mississippi rivers through sovereign Native lands. This is their pro... Read more →

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Sand, Magnified 300 Times

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Comparing something to a grain of sand is usually supposed to mean that it’s small or insignificant, but Dr. Gary Greenberg’s microscopic photography aims to turn this stereotype on its head." Read more →

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Quantifying urban revitalization

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Young men perceive as "lively" spaces that women perceive to be "unsafe." Historically urban planners have been men." Christopher Guignon