Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spaceship Earth - city as arcology

Fuller's Challenge

How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paolo Soleri's briges

"As architecture develops to become a phenomenon of human ecology, cities will become like an organism reflecting, in their complexity, the life that they contain."
- Paolo Soleri, 1969

Saturday, September 03, 2011

New plan to restore 150 million hectares of forest

Conservationists and politicians meeting in Bonn on Friday launched a new initiative to restore 150 million hectares (580,000 square miles) of deforested and degraded forests, reports the World Resources Institute (WRI), an NGO that is involved in the effort.

Supporters say the target — dubbed the Bonn Challenge — could could boost economic growth while helping fight climate change.

"Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded lands represents an exciting and largely untapped opportunity to create more jobs and economic growth, while also protecting our climate," said Göran Persson, a former Prime Minister of Sweden who will lead the New Global Restoration Council.

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