The Sustainable benefit of Urban agriculture and Micro-Farming is trendy in locations where cities are losing population and land is being converted back to gardens and green space.
Habitat III New Urban Agenda echoes those of author Richard Vermeulen, and his book Green at No Cost. From sustainable infrastructure systems, assessable green public spaces to green buildings that provide the missing housing types we explore the similarities of great thought.
The traffic calming effect of narrower lanes is well documented.
Modern building philosophy and construction practices have changed a lot in just the last 30 years alone. In addition to new technologies and materials giving us more building possibilities, the way we think about our buildings and how we construct them has also changed. Throughout most of human civilization, the only limitation we have traditionally given ourselves when it comes to a building project was cost. In the 21st century, what matters far more than the initial cost of a creating a building is its overall impact; how much material will it take? What kind of material will it use? How will these materials and the presence of this building affect the immediate environment? What kind of energy expenditure will this building have on the current power grid? All these questions and more show a growing concern for what is referred to as “green” or sustainable building. But what exactly is this philosophy? Building Responsibly Sustainable building is an acknowledgement by designer
There is a framework for the Eco-city of the future that takes the Prosperity 4 into account, Choice, Access, mobility, and space.