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These 8 cities around the world are putting their focus on biking and walking — not cars

More than half of the global population lives in cities, and that number is projected to rise in the coming years. So how do we accommodate a growing urban population while keeping greenhouse gas emissions low? These innovative cities are leading charge by putting people first.
Posted Jul 2021

From melting steel to “concrete cancer”, our buildings aren’t designed to withstand climate change

Intense heat, high winds and heavy floods are wreaking havoc on buildings and bridges, which weren't constructed with the climate crisis in mind. Here are some of the potentially disastrous impacts -- and what we must do to adapt.
Posted Jul 2021

See Asia’s largest organic rooftop farm — located in busy Bangkok

This green roof and farm offer a Swiss army knife of solutions -- flood control, solar energy, fresh produce, green space for city dwellers, jobs, learning opportunities, and more -- to some of our most pressing urban problems. Landscape architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom tells us how it works.
Posted Mar 2020
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