Landscape wants to get going

6 07 2012

Landscape wants to get going

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People Parking

6 07 2012

People Parking

Great post in Inhabitat. These are some really cool temporary parks in San Francisco. I am all for adding green to a street.

However the other element to think about is how did we find it acceptable to live without the green public space? How did cars get such primacy over people in the first place? Streets are city space and owned by all of us, Jan Gehl in Cities for People shows a better way to use this space, and how is we design streetscapes for people not cars we get more lively and livable cities





Awesome time lapse of Seagram building NYC

5 07 2012

Awesome time lapse of Seagram building NYC

This is just pretty.





Evolution not preservation

5 07 2012

Evolution not preservation

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/07/04/house-for-all-seasons-by-john-lin/

Adaption and resilience takes many forms. Great design like this is out there, its just the mass take up that is missing.

In this building design from China, local materials and traditional design elements are reworked to create a sustainable new building.





Landcare Loving

5 07 2012

Landcare Loving

Climate adaption is not a bad thing and its nothing new, simple things like joining you local Landcare group works to enhance your communities resilience to a changing world. This study shows people getting together to look after the environment in their local community feel are more connected to the land and each other.

Plant a tree, meet someone new, have some tea. Love it.





A brief history of ice cores.

4 07 2012

A brief history of ice cores.

Can I say that ice cores are cool? Anyway this is a great article on a climate science pioneer. These ice cores are so valuable in recording historical climate change.

Interesting comment in the article on tropical ice and the collapse of civilisations in South America.

It’s great this kind of work is going on. Would be nice if we got a bit better at listening to this stuff.





A study on human movement and society over continents

3 07 2012

A study on human movement and society over continents

This is a pretty interesting look at a possible causes of how humans interact and how societies have moved and interacted over time. 

 

As the article points out there are many holes in the research but there is also really good however brief discussion on other human geography factors. 

 

Humans are complex and this theory is another angle on how and why humans live the way they do








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