Cities are danger zones for migrating birds, but there are ways to help feathered visitors pass through more safely
yesterday • ~9 min
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City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
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Buildings consume lots of energy – here's how to design whole communities that give back as much as they take
Net zero energy buildings produce at least as much energy as they use. Designing whole net zero campuses and communities takes the energy and climate benefits to a higher level.
May 26, 2020 • ~9 min
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Parks matter more than ever during a time of sickness – something Frederick Law Olmsted understood in the 19th century
Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of many great North American city parks, understood that ready access to nature made cities healthier places to live.
May 18, 2020 • ~8 min
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