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Instead of Vertical Cities, should we be thinking about Linear Cities?

There is a lot of talk these days about Vertical Cities, the idea we should build supertall buildings that include all necessary functions of a city, …

15 Tips For Going Off Grid! Do What You Love & Stop Being a Debt Slave

So you’ve decided it is time to explore an alternative way of living?<p><i>“Off-the-grid”</i> refers to living in homes that are autonomous, meaning they do …

The Serenity Passive House Redefines the 21st Century Country Manor

This new home set to break ground in the English countryside looks like the future residence of the Teletubbies. But it's not child's play - the …

Architecture

Drought revives 'forgotten art' at wineries: Farming without irrigation

The gnarled zinfandel grapevines on Rich Czapleski's land have borne fruit for more than 100 years, producing dark, intense wines that exemplify the special growing conditions in this coveted winemaking region.<p>Over that time, the vines have weathered some of California's worst droughts — including …

Sprouts 20 Favorite YouTube Garden Channels

As gardeners, we have found YouTube to be a great source of growing wisdom. Gardening videos are so plentiful, one could spend a good deal of time …

[Urban design] Urban cultivation, Urban agriculture

Urban cultivation or Urban agriculture can reflect varying levels of economic and social development. In the global north it often takes the form of …

Smart garden promises homegrown vegetables for lazy urbanites

From New York to Detroit to Seattle, urban gardens are a growing trend. Here in Portland, city-dwellers are becoming full-fledged farmers; it’s not …

15 Simple Steps To Escaping The Rat Race And Becoming Self-Sufficient

Image source: HuffingtonPost<p>The lifestyle that is self-sufficiency encompasses a huge array of different aspects. For some people, a life of …

Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP/Doug Mills/Jessica Hill/Salon)</b><p>Dramatic, awful changes occurred on my generation’s watch — and it amounts to a fiendishly successful conspiracy<p>Peter Lunenfeld<p>July 5, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>That nostalgic time of year for newly minted college grads and their professors has now concluded. …