Hidden in our streets and buildings are “unpleasant designs" that force us to make certain choices, discovers Frank Swain.
Neighbourhood Crests for #yeg
A really cool conference that I want to present at!
The nuclear debate reflects growing anxiety about “Abenomics.”
The anticipation of Dystopia..
This is a conceptual skyscraper designed by Damian Przybyla and Rafal Przybyla. The “Migrant Skyscraper” is a mobile structure that can transport itself from location to location. The concept behind a mobile structure is that it’s placed in a dystopian world where people are in need of stability and self-sufficiency. Living in such a structure would provide the residents the safety from natural and social disasters that may occur because of the ability to move places and as a result people will not be inclined to stick around and suffer from the occurrence.
Despite the good idea of a bio-fuel-powered structure and the sense of freedom it may provide for us; I wonder how long we could really run from upheaval before it catches up to us. – Surely at some point we will be forced to face and own up to the reality and fate of what the world has come to.
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We chart the routes of, and reasons for, the barriers which are once again dividing populations
How earth tubes help save the Epcor Tower $50,000 a year
by Tim Jackson and Peter A. Victor
"Greening the economy at the local level will bring jobs, prosperity, and help us address the environmental challenges we’re facing. That is the finding of Green Economy at Community Scale, by Professors Tim Jackson and Peter Victor — two of the world’s top ecological economists and leading thinkers on issues of environmental sustainability and economic growth.”
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According to a United Nations climate report released last week, the world must cut its carbon emissions drastically by 2020 or face an increase in global temperature of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit or more by the end of the century.
This is sad and funny at the same time.