|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Healthy Community Design Info.|
|Design Corps' mission is to create positive change in communities by providing architecture and planning services. Aim to involve people in the decisions that shape their lives, including the built environment.|
|Association for Community Design is an international network committed to increasing the capacity of the planning and design professions to better serve communities.|
|Eco City Builders. A non-profit org dedicated to reshaping cities for the long-term health of human and natural systems. Their goals include returning healthy biodiversity to the heart of cities, agriculture to community gardens and the streets, and convenience and pleasure to walking, bicycling and transit.|
|School for Designing a Society is a project of teachers, performers, artists, and activists. It is an ongoing experiment in making temporary living environments where the question "What would I consider a desirable society?" is given serious playful thought, and taken as an input to creative projects.|
|Architecture for Humanity is 'a charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need. Believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.' Local groups, workshops, competitions, networking.|
Recent Issues Blog Posts
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
Recent Building Blog Posts
Ancient as gardening. Wattling is fun and attractive.
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Recent Art Blog Posts
Decommissioned and ready for reuse as art.
A small sampling of painters who have been inspired by seeds...
The intricacy and diversity of the seed.
Yao Lu an emerging Chinese artist digitally reworks photos of garbage into traditional Chinese landscape paintings.
Recent Movies Blog Posts
reveals the undemocratic process of forcing dams onto an unconsenting public by governments
The many voices of the film share a unified vision: we must start acting as a planetary civilization.
a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world...
Hazaribagh is ranked among the 30 most polluted places in the world.