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Les premières mentions de fougères utilisées comme accumulateurs d’arsenic remontent à 2001, année de la publication d’un article dans Nature. 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. Dépollution des sols : la Chine cultive les plantes" accumulatrices" Dépollution des sols : la Chine cultive les plantes" accumulatrices"
The Urb – Urban Beehive for Homes by Chris Weir 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 is in line with the concept and makes beekeeping a ‘less daunting and more attractive process for novices.’
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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. 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. Istanbul: City of Seeds
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Maison Imagine ..... a better city, a better agriculture, a better life Greenport Shanghai is the showcase of innovative, sustainable production of high quality food in a metropolitan area. Greenport Shanghai is an agrofoodpark of 27km2 next to the Dongtan Ecocity on Chongming Island. Maison
Projets Greenroofs.com - Changi General Hospital Projets Greenroofs.com - 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. 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 Générer des rendements plus élevés | VertiCrop VertiCrop™ provides a proven, cost effective alternative to typical crop production. 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
WORKac and MVRDV together provided films for “Pioneers of Change” on Governor’s Island in 2009. 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. New Ark, Mega-Agropolis - Société d'architecture de travail New Ark, Mega-Agropolis - Société d'architecture de travail
Imagining an Elastic City Imagining an Elastic City Planters and urban gardening tools at Kennedy Greenway in central Boston, the site of the Occupy Boston encampment. 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.
1Depuis 2008, plus de la moitié de la population mondiale habite en ville (UNFPA, 2007). 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). Multifonctionnalité de l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal : étude des discours au sein du programme des jardins communautaires Multifonctionnalité de l’agriculture urbaine à Montréal : étude des discours au sein du programme des jardins communautaires
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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. 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. Spatial Agency: Atelier d'architecture autogérée Spatial Agency: Atelier d'architecture autogérée
IL SISTEMA OGGETTUALE. 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. ARCH'IT architetture / BRANZI, BARTOLINI, LANI. Eindhoven, un modello di urbanizzazione debole
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.
Spatial Agency: 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

The RUAF Foundation is a global network with member organisations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Europe together constituting a leading centre of expertise in the field of (intra- and peri-) Urban Agriculture and City Region Food Strategies. RUAF is a not-for-profit organisation in operation since 1999 with legal status in the Netherlands that seeks to contribute to the development of sustainable cities by facilitating awareness raising, knowledge generation and dissemination, capacity development, policy design and action planning for resilient and equitable urban food systems. For RUAF’s main areas of work see Focus Areas below.
Eat The Suburbs! Hello, this used to be a blog about relocalisation and the like, and one day it may be page for book about urban permaculture which I'm working on with Dan Palmer, but for now all my energies are being split mostly between: Dan and myself's urban permaculture design business Very Edible Gardens: FYI: We offer permaculture design, raised veggie bed and chook systems, and permaculture courses, based in Melbourne Australia. And I'm also involved the most excellent permablitz network, a volunteer garden makeover network:
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