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Portland’s Better Housing by Design Project

Portland’s Better Housing by Design Project

Portland’s Better Housing by Design Project Not all multi-dwelling development is created equal. Some apartment complexes, for instance, have very little open space for children to play and people to gather outside. These effects of this have been felt during the pandemic and especially in lower-income neighborhoods. Accessibility and safe and convenient connections to local…

China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’

China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’

China builds an ‘Ecological Civilization’ To avert and adapt to the consequences of climate change, civilization must act boldly and with haste. How do we change the course of entire civilizations and how do we do it quickly? China with its 1.3 billion people is accelerating steps to tackle the climate crisis with the concept of “ecological…

What’s great about green infrastructure?

What’s great about green infrastructure?

What’s great about green infrastructure? We hear a lot about infrastructure these days as our government debates economic stimulus spending. Green infrastructure is smart! It can entail green parking, green roofs, bioswales, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting, urban tree canopies, and permeable pavements. “Green infrastructure” is a catch-all term that refers to using plant-based infrastructure to…

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