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1,000 Years Ago, Corn Made This Society Big. Then, A Changing Climate Destroyed It

About a 15-minute drive east of St. Louis is a complex of earthen mounds that once supported a prehistoric city of thousands. For a couple of hundred years, the city, called Cahokia, and several smaller city-states like it flourished in the Mississippi River Valley. But by the time European …

3 circular principles for healthy agriculture

<i>Published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,</i> <i>"A New Dynamic 2: Effective Systems In a Circular Economy"</i> <i>brings together 18 key thinkers, business</i> …

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

Architecture

Twelve organizations promoting urban agriculture around the world

The international community is beginning to recognize the integral role of urban agriculture in improving the economy, environment, and health of …

Solving World Hunger: The Key To Thinking Big Is In Thinking Small

Image: Aurecon<p>The earth is in a bit of a pickle (pun intended). According to the World Bank, we will need to produce 50% more food to feed nine …

An Underground Park And Paris Without Cars: 2016 In Urban Innovation

Plus a trip to Rotterdam, the surprising world capital of sustainable urban design.<p>In the future, more and more people will live in cities. They’re efficient and, despite appearances, a pretty green way to manage millions of people. But they can also be bleak, noisy, dirty placers to live and …

Litterless Lunches And Urban Farm Schools: 2016 In Education

Did you know that in Denmark, they let five-year-olds bike to school alone?<p>Education remains one of the greatest keys to future success and stability in this country, but getting it remains a huge hurdle for many (and it’s not worth as much if you’re poor). So it’s a continuing quest to make sure …

An Urban Farmer’s Manifesto

Earlier this fall, Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) put forth proposed federal legislation designed to bolster urban agriculture on a national …

Farming in cities? Urban growth gets scientific

Guest article by Mary Beth Faller with ASU Now.<p>As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire …

A Shrub Grows in Copenhagen: A Look at Urban Farming

Famed New Nordic restaurant Noma put Copenhagen’s green spaces on the map when owner and Chef Rene Redzepi announced they’re opening up an urban farm …

Urban Agriculture