The world’s population is expected to rise to 10 billion by 2050. Yet with 80 per cent of the planet’s usable farmland already cultivated, the effects of climate change wreaking havoc across large areas of existing farmland, and more than 10 per cent of humanity going to bed hungry every night, growing enough sustenance for three billion new mouths is not going to be easy.
Tag: New York City
Urban Ecology: Promoting Life in the Concrete Jungle
Frank Gehry: Toronto’s Trio of Living Sculptures
Developer David Mirvish hopes his string of sculptural towers in Toronto arts district will provide an antidote for the banality of the traditional glass box condo tower. “I am not building condominiums,” he said at the announcement. “I am building three sculptures for people to live in.”
How to Build a Greener City – By Michael Totty
We must re-create cities greener and more sustainable from the ground up. The goal: compact living environments requiring less resources that maximize utilization of land, water and energy. Here are some suggestions.
Manhattan’s Lower East Side: Underground Trolley Reclamation for Park
Much as The High Line transformed an old freight line into an urban greenway, the proposed conversion of the six-decades-disused trolley terminal on the Lower East Side into a park called Delancey Underground, will inevitably be known as the Low Line.
Composer John Adams: September 11th Souls Eternally Transmigrating
Years after the World Trade Center attacks of September 11th, 2001, John Adams’s “On the Transmigration of Souls” is more poignant than ever.