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World's Largest Urban Farm Planned for the City of Detroit

World's Largest Urban Farm Planned for the City of Detroit
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L’autosuffisance agricole des villes, une vaine utopie ? - La vi N’en déplaise aux architectes qui rêvent de potagers verticaux, aucune ville au monde n’est en mesure d’assurer son autosuffisance alimentaire en l’état actuel des savoir-faire de notre civilisation. En revanche, cette autosuffisance peut être imaginée à l’échelle d’une région urbaine impliquant au minimum sa périphérie rurale. On peut dès lors se demander quelle doit être l’échelle de cette région et dans quelle logique spatiale elle doit être comprise. De ce point de vue, les différentes fonctions que l’agriculture est appelée à remplir vis-à-vis de la ville ne relèvent pas du même type d’espace. L’approvisionnement alimentaire, inscrit de longue date dans une logique d’échanges commerciaux, relèverait plutôt d’un espace compris comme un réseau, alors que les fonctions environnementales ou paysagères, non délocalisables par nature, relèveraient davantage de ce que Roger Brunet appelle une aire dans sa typologie des chorèmes [1]. Quelles échelles pour l’autosuffisance alimentaire ?

John Madden Company | Ventures MADDEN Museum The MADDEN Museum of Art sits on the atrium level of John Madden Company’s newest building, Palazzo Verdi at Fiddler’s Green. In addition to housing the personal collection of Mr. and Mrs. Madden, the Museum showcases a variety of artists and holds several exhibits throughout the year. For additional information visit TheMaddenMuseum.org. Palazzo Verdi Event Center Palazzo Verdi is Denver’s only all-green event center, and home to two major international companies. Madden Conference & Training Rooms Located in the Fiddler’s Green Center I building adjacent to the Arapahoe RTD Light Rail Station, the John Madden Company offers four training rooms ranging from 1,173 to 1,473 square feet. Greenwood Athletic Club Greenwood Athletic Club started as a concept in 1985 as a project of the John Madden Company. Museum of Outdoor Art Founded in 1981 by John W. Madden Family Charitable Foundation The Madden Family Charitable Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs.

Comment reconvertir son usine en ferme écologique ? Publié sur Bastamag.net Que faire des friches industrielles laissées en désuétude ? Aux États-Unis, plusieurs usines abandonnées sont reconverties en ferme d’agriculture urbaine. Objectif : produire des aliments sains à proximité des villes et de manière quasi auto-suffisante, tout en créant des emplois. Consommer du poisson provenant du lac Michigan comporte un « risque élevé ». À proximité de l’immense lac Michigan, une ferme urbaine s’est lancée en 2009 dans l’élevage de poissons et de légumes en aquaculture. Viser l’autosuffisance L’ancienne usine est devenue un véritable écosystème en quasi autosuffisance. À l’extérieur du bâtiment s’étend un compost de plusieurs mètres de haut sur près de 800 m2. « Les copeaux de bois ont été mélangés à du marc de café, des déchets d’origine végétale, des graines provenant des distilleries alentour, explique James Godsil. Reconvertir les usines abandonnées Sophie Chapelle Crédits photos : Alter-Echos / Sweet Water Organics

Ecotecture NOW | Responsible policy, planning, and design Partageons un jardin à cultiver Le projet : En quoi consiste votre projet ? Ce projet vise à créer un jardin partagé au sein du quartier de Bécon, à Courbevoie (92) afin de dynamiser ce quartier et de fédérer ses habitants autour d’une activité saine et écologique. Au bout de six mois d’exploitation, nous souhaiterions jumeler le jardin et les expériences avec celles des jardins partagés du XXème arrondissement en créant des weekend d'animations C'est un jardin de proximité animé par une association qui propose des activités collectives de jardinage développant l'éducation, l'insertion et la création de lien social en favorisant la biodiversité.C'est un lieu ouvert sur le quartier qui favorise les rencontres entre les générations et les cultures. Un tel jardin est confié à une association par convention pour une durée limitée (1 an renouvelable jusqu'à 5 ans). Le financement: Pourquoi avez-vous besoin de soutien ? Nous avons besoin de financement car ce jardin est envisagé comme: Fonctionnement:

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Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California, Berkeley have created a hybrid system of bacteria and semiconducting nanowires that mimics photosynthesis. According to the researchers, their versatile, high-yield system can take water, sunlight and carbon dioxide and turn them into the building blocks of biodegradable plastics, pharmaceutical drugs and even biofuel. Although renewable energy is making up a growing portion of the world’s energy production, scientists have suggested that the current trends of CO2 buildup in our atmosphere are still likely to lead to serious consequences, and do so sooner than we had anticipated. One way to keep harmful emissions under control could be to trap the CO2 coming out of smokestacks using materials like polymers or sponges. Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, scientists have now devised a system that uses sunlight and water to convert carbon dioxide into a wide range of useful chemicals. Source: LBNL

The Solar Bike has solar panels in the wheels and never needs to be plugged in Because of the huge development in effectiveness and size of solar panels in the last 10 years, designer Jesper Frausig was able to create a bicycle with panels in the wheels that can go up to 30 mph. The on-board battery resides on the down tube. At capacity, it can run the bike for about 43 miles. According to Frausig, “The on-wheel solar cells deliver clean energy directly to the battery. While the Solar Bike is standing still, it charges the battery. Not all the questions have been answered, like how long does it take to charge, but if you are looking for an electric bike that never needs to plug in it is now available. Here is a promotional video released by Frausig Image Credit:

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Low-cost water purifiers use chip packets to kill off dangerous bacteria Armed with plywood, a glass tube and some empty chip packets, mechanical engineering students from the University of Adelaide have developed a low-cost water purification system capable of killing off harmful bacteria. The solution is designed for remote communities in Papua New Guinea (PNG), an area where water is particularly susceptible to pathogen infestation. The water treatment system was developed in collaboration with ChildFund Australia, an organization dedicated to promoting children's rights across the globe. One of the team's main design focuses was to provide a solution that could easily be adapted by local communities in PNG. "Our priority was to develop a system with, and not just for, the end-users," says Dr Cristian Birzer, lecturer at the School of Mechanical Engineering and supervisor of the project. As a starting point, the students built a system using high quality materials. Their research is set to be published in the journal Procedia Engineering.

Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid mobile home, the Model H This refrigerator runs on water and sun - Apr. 7, 2015 Quang Truong, a student at MIT, thought of spoiled produce. He'd seen a lot of it in his travels around the world. It's no surprise he did. In developing countries, about 470 million small farms lose an average of 15% of their income to food spoilage. The problem, in part, is refrigeration. The high cost of electricity, coupled with its unreliability, makes even the best refrigerator just a useless hunk of metal. "A lot of NGOs have given refrigerators to farmers, who say thank you, and then they come back three months later and they're using it as a shelf," said Spencer Taylor, who teamed up with Truong to co-found Evaptainers, a for-profit company based in Boston. Related: Your period could change the world Evaptainers are refrigeration devices that look like a large cooler and run on sun and water. It needs six liters of water to work, and keeps things cold for 12 hours. The units hold 60 liters of produce. Related: These startups thrive on being 'unreasonable'

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