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The village that just wants to share

<b>An abandoned military village in Germany could get a new lease of life as a hippy commune fit for the 21st Century.</b><p>Patrick Henry Village, near the German city of Heidelberg, was not born to hippy ideals.<p>In fact, it was opened by the US Army as a military base after World War Two, and was described …

Carsharing

Eco-friendly prefab home with green roof built in 6 weeks

Sustainability-minded through and through<p>From the same firm that delivered Australia’s first "carbon-positive prefab" comes another prefab stunner, located by Avalon Beach in New South Wales. Erected over a period of six weeks by Archiblox, the roughly 1,722-square-foot abode was …

Prefab Homes

Global investment in energy falls but renewables remain strong

Energy investment fell 8% in 2015, reflecting low oil and gas prices, but falling costs and government policy shift spending towards clean energy, data shows<p>Global investment in energy fell by 8% last year to $1.8tn (£1.4), reflecting low oil and gas prices and cost falls in the sector, new data …

Oil & Gas Industry

Denmark is building the "Silicon Valley of agriculture" near Aarhus

Denmark is making huge investments in urban agriculture, with some of the world's leading architects and designers steering the way to a …

Aarhus

The Cities Of The Future Will Be Great If We Figure Out How To Make Them Affordable

While cities increasingly become out of reach for all but the wealthiest, there is a raft of solutions from around the world to make more housing and make the apartments that do exist cheap enough to live in.<p>No aspect of living in a city causes more misery, divides communities more deeply and is …

How Europe’s Influx Of Refugees Is Inspiring Creative, Affordable Housing For Everyone

By Adele Peters6 minute Read<p>When hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants started arriving in Europe in 2015, many cities started quickly …

Housing

Beautiful solar-powered soccer facility stays naturally cool in Australia’s heat

Sports facilities aren’t often hailed for beautiful sustainable design, but k20 Architecture’s recently completed Ballart Regional Soccer Facility …

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

By Adam Bluestein7 minute Read<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project …

Urban Design

​Turnbull to kick off AU$50m Smart Cities program in September

The Australian government will be launching its Smart Cities and Suburbs Program next month in a bid to encourage local councils to look towards …

Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare in five minutes

<b>Is… is it over?</b><p>The constant news? No, it's very much continuing, but there's now some certainty. We've a new prime minister and Britain's …

Great Britain

Africa is moving toward a massive and important free trade agreement

By Luke Warford<p>African heads of state and government officials are meeting this week in Kigali, Rwanda, for the 27th African Union Summit. On their agenda will be taking the next steps to establish a free-trade area that would include all 54 African countries — which could be up and running by the …