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Greenhouse Gnome On the University of California’s Davis campus sits a live-in model of the future of home design. Known as the Honda Smart Home, the building boasts more than just curbside appeal. Using passive house design, rooftop solar panels, a geothermal heating and cooling system, and greywater capture, the Honda Smart Home was awarded the Best Demonstration Home of 2014 by Green Builder Media.read more
23 Mar 2017
Bluekayak Who should 'own' the land for the sake of the environment? While tragedy of the commons begets a lack of responsibility, complete ownership confers no responsibility towards anyone or anything apart from your own interests.read more
22 Mar 2017
deeproot "Soundscape" refers to both the natural acoustic environment (animals and sounds from trees, water, weather, etc.) and sounds created by humans (human activities, sounds of mechanical origin, etc.). How can designers ensure that quiet spaces exist in the middle of a roaring city?read more
21 Mar 2017
Sarah Smith Researchers aim to show that picturesque shrub gardens are an achievable goal. read more
20 Mar 2017
think_katrina In our ongoing quest for improving cities, we have come up with all manner of tactics for “good” urbanism, some of which even have organizations attached to their guiding principle. In my career, I’ve done my best to collect these approaches (so to speak) in an attempt to trace the disparate threads we in the urbanist community have woven over time. read more
17 Mar 2017