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Dépollution des sols : la Chine cultive les plantes" accumulatrices" Les premières mentions de fougères utilisées comme accumulateurs d’arsenic remontent à 2001, année de la publication d’un article dans Nature.

Dépollution des sols : la Chine cultive les plantes" accumulatrices"

Le 3 juin 2009, le China Daily a publié un long entretien avec Chen Tongbin, spécialiste des sols à la CAS (Académie Chinoise des Sciences). Ce chercheur explique qu’après de longues années de travaux, il a mis au point une remédiation des sols pollués à l’arsenic dès 1999. Chen continue ses recherches sur le sujet mais ses découvertes sont aussi utilisées opérationnellement, par exemple dans le Hunan, à proximité de sites miniers. Ils ont entraîné, dans un rayon de 30 à 40 km, de fortes pollutions. Urban-Farming-Guidebook-2013.pdf. The Urb – Urban Beehive for Homes by Chris Weir. Urban Beehive The reddot award winning Urban Beehive from Philips Design shows us that ant farms are obsolete and we should be gunning our attention on bees.

The Urb – Urban Beehive for Homes by Chris Weir

The Urb is in line with the concept and makes beekeeping a ‘less daunting and more attractive process for novices.’ [INFOHIGHTECH] Istanbul: City of Seeds. It was generous of the The Building Information Centre (YEM) and 34Solo to host an xskool event in their city last week.

Istanbul: City of Seeds

Our starting premise, after all, was that Turkey’s 30 year long construction boom is losing momentum. True, the sound of jackhammers was pervasive in Istanbul during our visit – but the cold winds of the global crisis are making themselves felt. Carolyn Steel | Hungry City | How Food Shapes Our Lives. News. Agriculture Urbaine.

Maison. Projets - Changi General Hospital. The Changi General Hospital website states, "The hospital has made caring for the environment a priority, because the long-term benefits and savings help both people and the surroundings we live in.

Projets - Changi General Hospital

Patients are often worried and frightened when they come to a hospital. By beautifying the hospital with lots of plants and trees, we wish to create a more serene and restful environment for patients. Similarly, planting hydroponics on the rooftops provides food for the hospital, but also absorbs the heat from the roof, cooling the wards facing it.

At the hospital, we also faced huge utility bills. Générer des rendements plus élevés | VertiCrop. VertiCrop™ provides a proven, cost effective alternative to typical crop production.

Générer des rendements plus élevés | VertiCrop

Designed to grow in any climate and with an exceptionally small footprint in urban environments, VertiCrop™ uses only a fraction of the resources needed for field agriculture, while generating substantially higher yields. Growing with VertiCrop™ Yields are approximately 20 times higher than the normal production volume of field crops VertiCrop™ requires only 8% of the normal water consumption used to irrigate field crops Works on non-arable lands and close to major markets or urban centers Does not require the use of harmful herbicides or pesticides Able to grow over 50 varieties of leafy green vegetables Significantly reduces transportation distance, thereby reducing cost and carbon foot print Provides higher quality produce with greater nutritional value and a longer shelf life High levels of food security due to the enclosed growing process Scalable from small to very large food production operation. New Ark, Mega-Agropolis - Société d'architecture de travail.

WORKac and MVRDV together provided films for “Pioneers of Change” on Governor’s Island in 2009.

New Ark, Mega-Agropolis - Société d'architecture de travail

While MVRDV examined producing all of New York City’s food on rooftops (resulting in an average of 60-stories of farming on every roof) WORKac looked at producing the city’s food organically and sustainably within a 100-mile radius of the city. Through diet changes, strategic reorganizing of rural and coastal areas, the elimination of suburban sprawl and the creation of a “mega-agropolis” by moving 6M people into “New Ark” – made by combining Newark and Jersey City - 20.5M people can be fed. Imagining an Elastic City. Planters and urban gardening tools at Kennedy Greenway in central Boston, the site of the Occupy Boston encampment.

Imagining an Elastic City

Last spring, after attending a panel about urbanism in Mumbai, I wrote a blog post about what I called the "entropic city" — one that is constantly changing and re-imagining itself. “Entropy,” I argued, “is a cultural and an economic necessity. Multifonctionnalité de l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal : étude des discours au sein du programme des jardins communautaires.

1Depuis 2008, plus de la moitié de la population mondiale habite en ville (UNFPA, 2007).

Multifonctionnalité de l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal : étude des discours au sein du programme des jardins communautaires

Face aux problèmes soulevés par le phénomène de l’urbanisation, l’ONU propose, à travers de nombreux rapports, la notion de ville viable. Cette notion s’inscrit dans un champ plus large, celui de développement durable. Ce dernier tend à corréler les dimensions économique, sociale et environnementale et se dote d’un outil de mise en application avec l’Agenda 21 local. Le recensement des écrits portant sur la notion de ville viable depuis Rio 92 montre qu’il existe une bonne connaissance des problèmes et des solutions soulevés par le contexte urbain mais, qu’au-delà de la rhétorique, les actions concrètes pour une mise en œuvre d’une ville viable ne sont pas à l’image des discours et peuvent être même qualifiées de décevantes (Brunet, 2006). Presentation IASA in Canada. Atelier d'architecture autogérée. Atelier d'architecture autogérée (aaa - Studio for Self-managed Architecture) is a practice based in Paris co-founded by architects, Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu in 2001. aaa acts as a platform for collaborative research and action on the city and much of their work is carried out with other specialists, artists, researchers and institutional partners such as universities, arts organisations and NGOs, as well as the eventual users of their spaces.

Atelier d'architecture autogérée

Whilst the founding members of aaa remain, the practice operates as a collaborative network that forms around each project. aaa's projects are experiments in the temporary reuse of leftover urban space through the setting up of an enabling infrastructure that is slowly taken over by local residents and transformed into self-managed spaces.

ARCH'IT architetture / BRANZI, BARTOLINI, LANI. Eindhoven, un modello di urbanizzazione debole. IL SISTEMA OGGETTUALE.

ARCH'IT architetture / BRANZI, BARTOLINI, LANI. Eindhoven, un modello di urbanizzazione debole

Un tempo oggettuale dunque succede a un tempo dei grandi simboli urbani. Esperienze teoriche hanno origine dentro a una idea di industrial design e non certo a quella di composizione architettonica tradizionale. Una sorta di diffusione planare dei processi costruttivi corrisponde alla logica di una civiltà senza cattedrali, agricola più che industriale. Le nuove frontiere del design si muovono oggi nella direzione che va a collocarsi nell'estensione del sistema oggettuale alla scala del territorio metropolitano. Una direzione teorica e progettuale che vede oggi la città come un sistema di micro-strutture di servizi e di relazioni, che solo in minima parte possono essere attribuite all'architettura tradizionale, compositiva e metaforica, e in grande parte sono di competenza di attitudini progettuali diffuse, deboli, oggetto di un urban management capace di gestire e sviluppare la concorranza urbana, ma non di produrre scelte irreversibili.

Urban Agri_Polis - Project Library. Rikke Hedegaard ChristensenEva Margret Reynisdottir4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme) Urban Agri_Polis er et visionær by bykoncept der forsøger at genskabe et bæredygtigt forhold mellem det urbane byliv og landbrugs produktion. Urban Agri_Polis er en fusion mellem to verdner; en verden hvor urbanitet møder rural landbrugsproduktion, hvor det grå beton møder den grønne natur og hvor byboerens pulserende liv møder bonemandens hverdag. Urban Agri_Polis forsøger at fremme et afbalanceret forhold mellem den byggede by og landbruget, som formodes at ville understøtte hinanden i harmoni og med respekt for hinandens eksistens.

Tiltel Urban Agri_Polis beskriver kombinationen af urbanitet, defineret som byens tætte struktur, landbrug, defineret som kommerciel landbrugs produktion og Polis som referer til storbyens pulserende liv. Urban Farming. The practice of cultivating food and raising animals in an urban environment is referred to variously as urban farming or urban agriculture. Whilst small-scale and localised food production has a long history, including individual allotments which have been popular in Europe since the late C18, it is the integration of such farming practices within the economic and ecological system of towns and cities that is a newer development.

This means that urban resources such as compost from food waste and waste water from urban drainage is made use of, whilst urban problems such as the pressure on land and development also have to be negotiated. The recent of example of Cuba has proven the effectiveness of urban agriculture, where it played a critical role in ensuring food security after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. The RUAF Foundation | RUAF - Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security. Eat The Suburbs! Green roof « Green Infrastructure Digest. Pinnacle at Symphony Place Green Roof , Nashville, TN The following is a brief email interview we conducted with Steven Peck, founder and president of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, a non-profit industry association promoting the planning, designing and building of green roof, and green walls.

GrID: It was good news to hear the green roof market continued to expand in 2010. Server by Alastair Parvin « arkinet. Some days ago we published the first of a serie of projects from the the President’s Medals for Students Projects organized by theRoyal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The winning entries will be published on December 2, so in the meanwhile, we continue publishing some of the students projects that are participating. This time the project is called SERVER and it was presented by Alastair Parvin from The University of Sheffield Sheffield UK. We have talked before about food problems in cities and the different solutions that can be developed, such as vertical farming or urban farming. Agriculteurs urbains - la bonne nourriture à partir du toit.

AgriUrbain | la veille scientifique sur la recherche et les projets en agriculture urbaine. Brightfarms. Better Food Solutions presents The Story of Lettuce. New York Sun Works: Projects. In this section: Are you interested in starting a Greenhouse Project at your school? Download our pdf on how to get started here FAQs for Greenhouse Project.pdf Follow us on Instagram Join us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter. Friends of Abbey Gardens. Terres en Villes. Inside Urban Green. Farm City. Re:farm the city. École d'agriculture urbaine - du 15 au 19 août 2011. Urban Leaves. New York Bounty. Blogues | Gestion du développement durable : Exploration internationale (ESG 600-L et 600-M) » Archives du blogue » L’agriculture en milieu urbain, un système durable ? Carrotmob | Vote with your money. New Stories From 'Urban Agriculture Notes'

CRAPAUD – Collectif de recherche en aménagement paysager et agriculture urbaine durable | Rêver et construire une ville verte et nourricière.