thisbigcity:

goingurban:

Why Melbourne is always brought up in planning conversations.

Melbourne: way more sustainable than your city. Here’s a few reasons why.

posted on 13.11.24

orbitalresonance:

Colonizing Mars

orbitalresonance:

Colonizing Mars

posted on 11.11.28

unknownskywalker:

Paul Spudis’ plan for a sustainable and affordable lunar base

It’s long been a dream to have a human settlement on the Moon, but in this age of budget cuts and indecisive plans for NASA’s future, a Moon base may seem too costly and beyond our reach. However, noted lunar scientist Dr. Paul Spudis from the Lunar and Planetary Institute and a colleague, Tony Lavoie from the Marshall Space Flight Center, have come up with a plan for building a lunar settlement that is not only affordable but sustainable. It creates a Moon base along with a type of ‘transcontinental railroad’ in space which opens up cislunar space – the area between Earth and the Moon – for development.

Read the full article at Universe Today »

unknownskywalker:

Paul Spudis’ plan for a sustainable and affordable lunar base

It’s long been a dream to have a human settlement on the Moon, but in this age of budget cuts and indecisive plans for NASA’s future, a Moon base may seem too costly and beyond our reach. However, noted lunar scientist Dr. Paul Spudis from the Lunar and Planetary Institute and a colleague, Tony Lavoie from the Marshall Space Flight Center, have come up with a plan for building a lunar settlement that is not only affordable but sustainable. It creates a Moon base along with a type of ‘transcontinental railroad’ in space which opens up cislunar space – the area between Earth and the Moon – for development.

Read the full article at Universe Today »

posted on 11.10.20

plantedcity:

Infographic: ‘Samso: The Energy Self-Sufficient Island’

It took ten years and $80 million, but the Danish island of Samsoe now  produces enough energy to satisfy all its needs and still export 40  percent of its energy to the mainland. Going 100 percent renewable  wasn’t easy, but the results have paid off handsomely. Farmers on the  island who are powering their facilities with wind turbines are seeing a  6 to 7 year payback on those investments. And of course it’s remarkable  that wind, unlike other energy technologies, is entirely compatible  with agriculture.

(Source: SmartPlanet)

plantedcity:

Infographic: ‘Samso: The Energy Self-Sufficient Island’

It took ten years and $80 million, but the Danish island of Samsoe now produces enough energy to satisfy all its needs and still export 40 percent of its energy to the mainland. Going 100 percent renewable wasn’t easy, but the results have paid off handsomely. Farmers on the island who are powering their facilities with wind turbines are seeing a 6 to 7 year payback on those investments. And of course it’s remarkable that wind, unlike other energy technologies, is entirely compatible with agriculture.

(Source: SmartPlanet)

posted on 11.08.25

this needs to happen all over the place, and in many cases permanently!
landscapearchitecture:

(via Chicago Pop-Up Park — The Pop-Up City)

this needs to happen all over the place, and in many cases permanently!

landscapearchitecture:

(via Chicago Pop-Up Park — The Pop-Up City)

posted on 11.07.09

architecturalrenders:

BOOM COMMUNITY

architecturalrenders:

BOOM COMMUNITY

posted on 11.05.22

age-of-ecology:

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

age-of-ecology:

Wuhan’s Lily-Shaped Zero Carbon Energy Center Set to Bloom in China

posted on 10.06.30

age-of-ecology:

Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

age-of-ecology:

Santiago Calatrava Unveils Green “Museum of Tomorrow” for Rio

posted on 10.06.29

urbangreens:


Google Maps satellite view of downtown Portland, Oregon. The large green expance is Forest Park (Wikipedia), the largest urban forest in the United States (it’s 5,100 acres, entirely within greater Portland’s city limits). There’s 70 miles of great trails to hike and you feel like you’re miles away from civilization, yet you’re smack in the middle of it!
Love.

via davereed

urbangreens:

Google Maps satellite view of downtown Portland, Oregon. The large green expance is Forest Park (Wikipedia), the largest urban forest in the United States (it’s 5,100 acres, entirely within greater Portland’s city limits). There’s 70 miles of great trails to hike and you feel like you’re miles away from civilization, yet you’re smack in the middle of it!

Love.

via davereed

posted on 10.04.28

urbangreens:

BLDGBLOG: Hexagonal Hydropolis

Andrew Kudless of Matsys recently proposed an extraordinarily beautiful desert city of semi-subterranean terraced geometries inspired by the novel Dune.

via 25timesasecond

urbangreens:

BLDGBLOG: Hexagonal Hydropolis

Andrew Kudless of Matsys recently proposed an extraordinarily beautiful desert city of semi-subterranean terraced geometries inspired by the novel Dune.

via 25timesasecond

posted on 10.04.27

S Korea, Above water sustainable district proposal
http://massstudies.com/

S Korea, Above water sustainable district proposal

http://massstudies.com/

posted on 10.03.30

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