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Las Hermosas: de antigua fortaleza de las Farc a potente reserva natural

Como su nombre lo indica, el Parque Natural <b>Las Hermosas es un oasis de vida y naturaleza donde se retrata la hermosura de la Colombia profunda</b>. Y …

Últimas Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo

ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS<p>Después del llamado a indagatoria al expresidente, y su anunciada renuncia, muchos se preguntan cómo funcionaría el gobierno en el …

The story of cities: the tales we missed

To complement our 50-part series on the history of urbanisation, our readers shared fascinating stories of the cities we didn’t cover – from Bergamo to Isfahan<p>When the Snowy Mountains hydro and irrigation scheme was built in Australia in the 1950s, a whole town was deliberately flooded by a new …

UPRA

ANÁLISIS DE EXPERIENCIAS INTERNACIONALES.<p>En el propósito de formular un Plan de Ordenamiento Social de la Propiedad Rural en Colombia, la Unidad de …

What is New Urbanism?

New Urbanism is a planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: …

There are six quintillion gallons of water buried beneath the Earth's crust

The adage “out of sight, out of mind” applies to a whole lot of things in this world, but we usually don’t think of water as being one of them. After …

Earth Science

Rare tropical cyclone threatens to drench Yemen and Oman with 8 years' worth of rain

In the Arabian Sea, a storm of epic proportions is brewing, and it’s forecasted to bring record rains to Yemen and Oman. A tropical cyclone called …

France Declares Rooftops Must Have Solar Panels or Gardens

<b>France has passed a green rooftop law to create more solar power and urban gardens.</b><p>In an effort to keep up with more eco-friendly countries like …

8 incredible parks created from landfills

Humanity has turned Earth into a giant trash pile. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans alone produce on average 4.3 pounds …

The beast of the Danube

<b>The Danube salmon can reach the size of a man and live for 30 years - but its last hunting grounds in the Balkans are being threatened by a rash of dam-building.</b><p>"It's very fast, lean, and elegant. And very beautiful," says Ulrich Eichelmann.<p>He might have been describing a racing car. In fact, the …

Megacities Might Not Save the Planet After All

You learn to put up with a lot when you live in Mexico State. The electricity is always going out, and there’s never enough running water. Commutes …

El plan de Hamburgo para eliminar el uso del auto en los próximos 20 años

18 de November, 2013<p>Un 40% de la superficie de Hamburgo, la segunda ciudad más grande de Alemania, está cubierta de áreas verdes, como cementerios, …

Entire village volunteers to leave their homes so wildlife can flourish

What once used to be a thriving farming community in India, teeming with people and daily activity, is now something closer to a ghost town, at least …

Gensler proposes electricity-generating bike paths for London Underground's disused tunnels

Architecture firm Gensler has received the London Planning Award for Best Conceptual Project for the “London Underline,” a proposal to turn the …

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

By Adele Peters5 minute Read<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t …

Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Award-winning design firm Carl Turner Architects is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding around the UK …

Turenscape’s regenerative wetland park cleans up a post-industrial landscape in China

Landscape architecture firm Turenscape completed an award-winning regenerative wetland park to help detox China’s increasingly polluted landscape. …

How the Cheonggyecheon River Urban Design Restored the Green Heart of Seoul

At the heart of Seoul lies one of the world's greatest urban design projects: the Cheonggyecheon River linear park. A green oasis in a concrete …

Urbanism

Hamburg Announces Plans to Become a Car-Free City Within 20 Years

Hamburg is currently working on a plan that would eliminate the need for cars within the next 15-20 years, making the city a greener, healthier and …

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Hunderttausende feiern in Berlin den Mauerfall

Auf der Abschlussfeier zum 25. Jahrestag des Mauerfalls feiern Hunderttausende mit Musik und Feuerwerk. 8.000 beleuchtete Luftballons stiegen in den …

Das kurze Glück der Anarchie

Ekstase im Stroboskopgewitter: In Berliner Bunkern entsteht Anfang der Neunziger die Techno-Szene. Körper verschmelzen, Unterschiede zwischen Ost und …

Coca-Cola Invents 16 Bottle Caps To Give Second Lives To Empty Bottles

Coca Cola teamed up with award-winning ad agency Ogilvy & Mather China on a new “2nd Lives” campaign and created 16 red screw-on caps that transform …

Alternativer Plan für Berlin: Das U-Bahnnetz der Zukunft?

<i>Herr Cerovic, sie haben die Nahverkehrsplänen von zwölf Metropolen neu gezeichnet. Warum?</i><p>Eigentlich nur aus Vergnügen. Wissen Sie, ich bin oft in …

Repensar la luz en la ciudad

¿Por qué hemos condenado las calles, plazas y parques a lugares que sólo se disfrutan en el día? ¿Cómo se ha impuesto la idea de que sin muchas luces …

Urban Observatory Offers Up Sustainability Metrics, Visualized

What if instead of spending weeks or months on a feasibility study for a new transportation or construction project, a city or business could simply consult a site where publicly available data has already been analyzed along metrics such as population density, traffic patterns or available green …

How public spaces make cities work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from …