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New York, Sustainable City – Who Knew?
You may be surprised to learn that New York City is one of the most energy-efficient places in the United States, consuming a quarter of the national average in energy consumption and emitting a quarter of the national average of carbon dioxide, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Also surprising is that large cities such...
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Great Minds Think Alike
A recent article by Urban Gardens features New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio. As part of his graduate thesis at New York University the designer presented a project that “aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on...
Why Design Now?: Masdar development
Why? Masdar is a self-contained, sustainable city currently being built on the desert outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Its design pushes new approaches to alternative energy applied to architecture and engineering on an urban scale. A vast experiment, it aims to be the worlds first car-free, carbon-neutral, zero-waste city powered by renewable energy sources.