Category Archives: Sustainable

Design for Social Sustainability – a Framework for Creating Thriving Communities

Our starting point is that although there is widespread understanding of the physical and environmental challenges involved in creating new settlements, there is still much to be learnt about what makes some communities succeed and others fail. In this paper … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Planning, Resilient community, Social design, Sustainable | Tagged , , , ,

Agrihoods: Emerging Self-Sustainable Communities

Something I have always dreamed about has become a reality. It is called an agrihood, a residential neighborhood with a farm at the center—not a golf course, club house or pool, but something really sensible: fresh, organic food! My dream … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Food, Sustainable | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bioconstruir para una Comunidad Saludable y Sustentable

Construir una vivienda saludable, sustentable, eficiente y sostenible a partir de materiales naturales y autóctonos que se ensamblan de maner artesanal sin necesidad de maquinaria pesada, energéticamente eficiente y respetuosa con el medio ambiente ya no es un imposible. La … Continue reading

Posted in Eco-community, Eco-houses, House, Sustainable | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lessons of design learned from nature

Michael Pawlyn is a British architect with an affinity for the natural world. So he is passionate about biomimicry—a discipline that looks at nature’s best ideas to inspire solutions to human problems. The Eden Project in Cornwall (pictured bottom), where … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Sustainable | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Global Village Construction Set

Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set – a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Eco-community, Sustainable | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Podemos vivir sin capitalismo

Parte 2 – Parte 3 – Parte 4 – Parte 5 – Parte 6

Posted in Cooperatives, Eco-community, Local, Local finance, Local food, Planning, Sustainable | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

El Manzano en transicion hacia un futuro sustentable

Ecoescuela El Manzano, centro de una comunidad de aprendizaje en Chile, ha sido aceptado por Territorio Chile como un proyecto de desarrollo comunitario de punta, con completo apoyo para desarrollar nuestra visión de Universidad Viva, granja demostrativa y comunidad. Ahora … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Eco-community, Sustainable | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

¿Cómo crear grandes lugares?

Leer Hace algunas semanas atrás revisábamos las necesidades que tiene un determinado sector de la ciudad para convertirse en un gran lugar, me preguntaba concretamente ¿Qué hace de un barrio un gran lugar? A partir de esto PPS plantea “El … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Eco-community, Sustainable | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Tulou Chinese Architecture

Read I had never seen anything quite like them, so I queried him further about how they were made and used. He replied, “The foundation was built with rocks, 2 feet high all around. The juice of glutinous rice and … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, China, Sustainable | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Local Future

Read Local Future helps communities develop compassionate, resilient, sustainable, local systems to provide food, energy, transportation, jobs and essential services. Local Future Network members develop these systems by helping their communities to transition from dependent units of a global economy; … Continue reading

Posted in Local, Sustainable | Tagged , | Leave a comment