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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Environment Posts, Landscape architecture Posts

10 Urban Plant Choices to Create a Bee-friendly City

10 Urban Plant Choices to Create a Bee-friendly City

Emily Sinclair – Read this article if you want to learn some top plant choices that can be implemented for a bee-friendly city. There are many factors to consider when planting for a bee-friendly city. After all, you want the garden to be enjoyable for the bees, but also for yourself. This will look different depending on who you are and where you live. Some places to consider engaging in...

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Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Can Architecture Combat Air Pollution?

Can Architecture Combat Air Pollution?

In this article, we look at how architecture can possibly combat air pollution and look at what the results of such solutions look like.  For decades scientists, urban planners and multiple other disciplines have been looking for ways to reduce air pollution in cities. Lately we’ve seen smarter cars, more bicycle paths, innovative transportation methods, and a surplus of propaganda promoting the benefits of walking whenever possible. While all...

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Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Green Roof, Landscape architecture Posts

Green Roof Design Inspiration | 4 Awesome Projects

Green Roof Design Inspiration | 4 Awesome Projects

Article by Joanna Laska – We take a look at four terrific landscape architecture projects for green roof design inspiration.  Green roof design is probably one of the best inventions of horticulture and landscaping, that’s a fact. Not only do they have hundreds of environmental advantages but also, they can look awesome too! Green roofs – though they weren’t called that back then –existed thousands of years ago. Even...

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Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Defining the Modern Era Of Green Homes

Defining the Modern Era Of Green Homes

In this article, we discuss the concept of green homes and how they are infiltrating the modern era. Various campaigns to use environmentally friendly items have led to creative innovations in landscaping and home design. There is now a sense of distinction to homes that are reducing their carbon footprint without losing their aesthetic appeal. Solar panels, rainwater collecting system, environmentally friendly landscaping are few of the features that...

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Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends, Landscape architecture Posts

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Permeable Pavement | Why We Need Permeable Pavement More Than Ever

Article by Frank Bourque – We look at the idea of permeable pavement with industry expert Robert Bowers and investigate why we need it more than ever in the world. Could the pavement industry be on its way to a revolution? We interviewed Robert Bowers, P. Eng., LEED Green Associate and Director of Engineering at the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, who holds the opinion that there is little choice...

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Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Environment Posts, Fresh Trends

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

Essentials For Rural Homesteading

In this article, we discuss the essentials for rural homesteading. The desire to “get away from it all” drives more and more people away from cities and into rural areas each year. The desire to avoid crime, pollution, congestion and a fast-paced lifestyle inspire these city-dwellers to relocate, and the news coverage of those same problems encourages most rural folks to stay put. Of course, there are some sacrifices...

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