Écovillage Un article de Ékopédia, l'encyclopédie pratique. Un écovillage (ou éco-village, éco-lieu, éco-hameau), est une agglomération (rurale ou urbaine) visant le plus possible l'autosuffisance et où la priorité est de placer l’humain et l’environnement au centre de ses intérêts. Le principe de base est de ne pas prendre à la terre plus que ce qu'on peut lui retourner. Implanter un écovillage constitue pour une municipalité "un État dans l'État". Description Le mot écovillage est né de la fusion des termes écologie et village. La difficulté de rassembler les projets vient du fait qu'aucun des écovillages ne fonctionne de la même manière. Vécus comme des laboratoires d'expérimentations alternatives, les écovillages peuvent accueillir une production potagère, des constructions écologiques, un centre de ressources, un espace d'accueil, ou encore des ateliers artistiques. Histoire Le modèle de l'écovillage tente le plus possible d'intégrer l'habitat humain dans l'écosystème naturel. Mise en pratique
Public Space Nearly everywhere in the livable streets world you look, the sneckdown phenomenon is growing - with hundreds of photos tagged #sneckdown on Twitter in the last month. Although the majority of news articles & blogging sites have done a commendable job spreading the word, there's still a bit of confusion about the origin of the term and how it all started up. So let's clear that up. About me: I've been shooting video since the late 1990s, always looking for interesting ways to explain transportation concepts to people. At first it was a hobby. (And if we want to delve back further, I've been told by friends that they had professors in urban planning courses talking about observing the patterns of footprints and vehicles in the snow, some as early as the mid-1990s. I lived in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. I got a lot of positive feedback on that short. Both videos were moderate hits, attracting periodic attention from fans & advocates - some emailing me or tweeting the occasional photo(s).
Le chemin du soleil - VIVRE AU NATUREL DANS UN ESPACE INTERNATIO Fixing the Great Mistake: Autocentric Development "Fixing the Great Mistake" is a new Streetfilms series that examines what went wrong in the early part of the 20th Century, when our cities began catering to the automobile, and how those decisions continue to affect our lives today. In this episode, Transportation Alternatives director Paul Steely White shows how planning for cars drastically altered Park Avenue. Watch and see what Park Avenue used to look like, how we ceded it to the automobile, and what we need to do to reclaim the street as a space where people take precedence over traffic. Paul White. [0:07] I am sitting on what is left of the park of Park Avenue. As its name might imply, Park Avenue used to be a real park. [0:30] In the '30's and '40's, virtually all major streets in New York were widened, so that the sidewalks that used to be 20, 25 feet wide, become 15 and 10 feet wide. [1:00] This was a wrong turn that New York made. [1:50] The big question is, will this continue? Elizabeth Press is a Filmmaker for Streetfilms.
Accueil de l'Ecocentre® du Périgord Inspiration Wall In The Street – New York in the 1940′s With footage from the late 1940′s, this documentary titled “In The Street” by James Agee, Janice Loeb and Helen Levitt captures the poetry in the streets of urban New York. The text at the beginning reads, “The streets of the poor quarters of great cities are, above all, a theater and a battleground. There, unaware and unnoticed, every human being is a poet, a masker, a warrior, a dancer: and in his innocent artistry he projects, against the turmoil of the street, an image of human existence. The attempt in this short film is to capture this image.” It has been divided into two parts, both of which are below… Helen Levitt, a New York photographer known for her amazing work in documenting the urban experience within the streets of New York City, passed away this year at the age of 95. images via stephen daiter gallery,masters of photography and ground glass No Comments so farLeave a comment
EcoHameau47 Seeing Daylight The idea of daylighting streams is compelling as an urban intervention - unearthing the natural drainage from the buried pipes and. A new project from Seattle offers a unique vision of the potential in action. Some background: "A large, paved lot once devoted to overflow mall traffic and RV parking has been replaced with a landscaped, open space that allows the beginnings of Thornton Creek to flow above ground for the first time in decades. :: image via The Seattle Times The design, adjacent to Thornton Place, was completed for Seatle Public Utilities and the great Seattle firm SvR Design which has a history of innovative work in the region. :: Site Plan - image via inspiration wall This reminds me of another innovative project in done by GreenWorks, (fyi, the firm I work for) at the Headwaters at Tryon Creek which daylighted a stretch of urban stream in Southwest Portland - the first project of its kind in the area.
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