Green Roofed Paris Shelter Offers WiFi and City Guides

June 29, 2012

Who isn’t looking for a small peaceful urban haven at which to chill out, check email, figure out what’s next?

For an urban development project commissioned by the city of Paris, JCDecaux, inventor of the “street furniture” concept of … Read More…

China’s Growing Urban Population Sprouts Urban Farms

December 22, 2011


Illustration: Guillermo Munro for the China Daily.

In response to its growing urbanization, China is reinventing the “garden city” concept in order to create space for both its urban and its displaced rural citizens. Every year, more than 15 million people move from … Read More…

New York City Public School’s Rooftop Hydroponic Garden and Urban Farm Classroom

November 16, 2011


The Greenhouse on the roof of Public School 333 in Manhattan. Photo: Ari Burling

A 1400-square foot smart and sustainable hydroponic urban farm sits on the third floor rooftop of a New York City public school. It’s home to The Greenhouse Project, … Read More…

New York City Residence With Four Terraces

September 7, 2011

When JoJo Demirel and her husband Baris moved into their new place in Red Hook, Brooklyn last April, their first order of business was to put up a greenhouse.

The couple had always shared a love of gardening but only … Read More…

Touring Los Angeles Modern Homes and Gardens

July 7, 2011


Passing a yin-yang floor mosaic that leads to the front door. Photo: Robin Horton.

On a warm Saturday at the end of June, armed with a GPS, I navigated around the labyrinth of Los Angeles freeways and surface streets for Read More…

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