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  • Mayor Menino Announces Zoning Changes to Allow Urban Farming Pilot in Dorchester!

    A new pilot program is opening the door to urban agriculture in Boston! Two vacant city-owned parcels are now available for farming. In a meeting last week, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the adoption of a progressive text and map amendment to the city’s zoning code. The amendment will allow the city to move forward [...]

  • Future City – Sustainable Living

    Michael Sorkin, principal of Michael Sorkin Studio in NYC, is working on a project that will allow NYC to become fully self-sustainable.  He is studying the city’s current demands of energy, building, movement, social economics, water, food, air, waste, climate, and manufacturing in hopes of reinventing how the city runs. Sorkin’s plan relies heavily on [...]

  • Fresh & Local! Agriculture along the South Coast

    Along with the South Coast’s rich maritime past, there is also a strong tradition of agriculture.  The Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership has been working hard to help preserve the region’s past and regain the public’s interest in locally grown food. Historically, farming in this region was a necessity.  Farming now along the South Coast not [...]

  • New Eco-Friendly Concept for Los Angeles Roadways

    California is the most polluted state in America, but Odile Decq and Bonit Conrnette Architects of Paris see a much brighter future for Los Angeles. Their concept includes a wide area of green space surrounding the roads. Lightweight, energy efficient vehicles travel on these roads and they are not quite as bulky as the cars we [...]