Farming – Urban Gardening


Video of Vertical City Premieres in New York

Source: treehugger.com Published: March 7, 2016 © Vertical City Half a century ago the architect Paolo Soleri promoted the idea of an Arcology, “a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that is the opposite of urban sprawl with its inherently...

Designing Cities to Combat Climate Change

Source: phys.org Published: May 24, 2016 The downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) skyline from a levee along the Trinity River. Facing southeast. Credit: drumguy8800/Wikipedia By Brian Wallheimer, Purdue University Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may...

5 Surprisingly Easy Edible Gardening Projects for Spring

Source: inhabitat.com Published: March 30, 2017 by Jill Fehrenbacher Spring has officially sprung and it’s a great time to renew your connection to this beautiful planet we call home. One great way to deepen your connection with the earth is to get outdoors, digging...

A Future Farming Industry Grows in Brooklyn

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: March 25, 2017 By Alexander C. Kaufman and Joseph Erbentraut The startup Square Roots is training the next generation of urban farmers in a Bed-Stuy parking lot. BROOKLYN, New York ― Tobias Peggs is already cultivating leafy...

A Park That Makes Room for Wildlife, Farms, and Cities

Source: earthisland.org Published: August 3, 2016 Canada’s Rouge National Urban Park embraces a diversity of landscapes Kinjal Dagli-Shah A valley with 10,000 years of human history is evolving into Canada’s first national urban park, with urban being the operative...

The Living Machine Laboratory

Source: abava.com Published: February 21, 2017 Eric Arneson At Antonia Bava Landscape Architects we have had the privilege of designing and overseeing ongoing maintenance for the landscaping within the Living Machine at the LEED Platinum SFPUC Administrative Office...

The World’s First Airport Potato Farm at JFK

Source: inhabitat.com Published: February 11, 2017   by Yuka Yoneda JetBlue launched the T5 Farm in 2015 as an experiment in urban farming that pushes the boundaries of the local food movement. Click here to watch “A Tour of JetBlue’s Farm at JFK Airport...

Native Roofs

Source: nativeroofs.com Published: January 12, 2017 Native Roofs mimic the original state of the land your building is built on. They include diverse native plant species and design elements which attract and support native insects and birds. Design Green roofs...

Green Roofs Take Root Around the World

Source: nationalgeographic.com Published: October 27, 2016 By Jackie Snow This week, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to require that certain new buildings be built with a green roof—an eco-friendly design technique that sows plants above a roofline. This...

Green Roof Benefits

Source: greenroofs.org Published: January 12, 2017 Green roofs offer many public, private, and design-based benefits. Public Benefits Aesthetic Improvement Urban greening has long been promoted as an easy and effective strategy for beautifying the built environment...