Growing Up: How Vertical Farming Works | The B1M

With the global population set to exceed 10 billion people by 2050, the challenge of providing enough food for everyone in a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective way is rising in significance. Shedding the restrictions of seasonal weather patterns, overcoming transportation challenges and significantly enhancing yields, the growing trend of “vertical farming” could herald the future […]

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Joanna Pietrulewicz So if you live on planet Earth and you’re one of seven billion people that eats food every day, I need you to pay attention, because over the next three decades, we will need to address one of the most critical global challenges of our generation. And I’m not […]

TUTORIAL: Rendering Cityscapes with RailClone and Forest Pack (advanced)

In a previous tutorial, we examined how to use RailClone to create a single parametric building. In this tutorial, we’re going to up the scale and share techniques to quickly create entire cities! Staring with a simple grid, we’ll demonstrate how to populate a city with 3 types of building, each showcasing a different technique. […]

City of the Future: Mass Timber | Podcast Episode 01 [CC]

Michael Green is an architect and when his son was young, they decided to set themselves up for a challenge: to kayak the seven continents. This was their last one…Antarctica. You know we’re in our kayak but pen guins jumping and whales around us and icebergs all around and it’s the most spectacular place I’ve […]

Camden Central Pond Tree Planting

I love trees for many reasons. I also like to bird watch and trees provide habitat. for many species including birds. And so in our urban area we need that habitat diversity. Trees make our lives better. I mean I’ve always loved trees. I remember when I was a kid, I lived right right next […]

How urban agriculture is transforming Detroit | Devita Davison

I’m from Detroit. (Applause) A city that in the 1950s was the world’s industrial giant, with a population of 1.8 million people and 140 square miles of land and infrastructure, used to support this booming, Midwestern urban center. And now today, just a half a century later, Detroit is the poster child for urban decay. […]

Why Do We Keep Planting Trees That Smell Like Semen?

It’s a gorgeous day outside. The sun is shining, the city streets are lined with leafy, flowering trees. it’s a perfect day for a morning jog, you take a step out your front door, take a deep breath of that fresh morning air. Which is when you start gagging because you just inhaled a lungful […]

Benefits of Urban Forests

When I am sitting next to a stream, I feel transformed. Hearing the water, feeling the cool breeze, I feel like I’m in a different world. I love the sensory experience of riding through the urban forest. I notice when I’m on a street with trees that I feel happier than when I’m on a […]

Forests for sustainable cities

Forests for sustainable cities Urban areas are home to more than half the world’s population. They drive the global economy, but are responsible for more than two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Their importance continues to grow. By 2050 we expect that two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. […]