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Darin Givens

ATL Urbanist blogger, freelance writer in Atlanta

Can an eco-Urbanist Live in the Land of Sprawl?

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2015
IN ATLANTA @ VOL 26

Darin Givens of ATL Urbanist asks if someone who has grown up surrounded by urban sprawl still be eco-friendly and survive as a walker in this big city. 

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Tower Neighbourhood Renewal

BY GRAEME STEWART
@ URBAN INNOVATION HAPPY HOUR ON APR 30, 2014

Architect Graeme Stewart speaks out on benefits of 1960s tower-style high-density urban housing as opposed to the sprawl often found in the US. In Toronto, Graeme has taken the lead on the Tower Renewal project — whereby he’s taken steps to eco-retrofit these 50-year-old buildings, and worked to transform the surrounding areas into villages through policy changes and community-building campaigns. 

"Presentation of the Day" on December 4, 2014.

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Learn To Live

BY YANTI TURANG
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 08, 2014

Yanti Turang is a pediatric nurse, originally from Australia and currently working in New Orleans founded the organization Learn To Live in 2011 in order to provide health care and access to clean water in the Indonesia and Laos.  Yanti shares the “we can do it” spirit of those involved with Learn To Live.

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How History can be Used

BY BLAINE HUDSON
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 21, 2012

Blaine Hudson lectures about the history and culture of African American in Louisville. The more we know about Black history, the better we can improve it for the future.

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Tilling Fallow Land: How school gardens can be integral to the next generation of public schools.

BY ELIAS ATTEA
@ VOL 14 ON FEB 12, 2015

For a child, a garden is more than a greenspace.  It can be a place for peace, learning, and ownership. School gardens have been a revisited movement that have caught much momentum in the United States, and Pond Gap Elementary is a local advocate.  Horticultural pedagogy is more than just seeing plants grow.  School gardens can be an alternative to a more natural and tangible outlet for school curriculum, therapy, and physical and emotional development.   

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Live Like a Queen

BY RITIKA GUPTA
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 28, 2015

Ritika Gupta, Bachelor of Engineering student at MITS Gwalior. Extracting power messages from Bollywood hit 'Queen' Ritika illustrates how girls can create wonders and live like a queen.

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Sky Pie: An Overlook Park for the Land of the Sky

BY TAMARA GRAHAM
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 09, 2015

Tamara Graham explores the possibilities of an overlook park for Asheville atop Beaucatcher Ridge.

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INTER|URBAN

BY JOE LANZILOTTA
@ VOL 29 ON AUG 19, 2016

"Most importantly, The Rapid is the future of Cleveland Transit to me."

In " INTER|URBAN" from PechaKucha Cleveland Vol. 29, Joe Lanzilotta is a Cleveland-based artist and designer who spends his 9 to 5 as a project manager for LAND studio working on projects like the INTER|URBAN. He is passionate about how art can transform experiences and has any amazing story about the rapid transit line in Cleveland and its transformation into a veritable art gallery.

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How Urban Farming Can Change The World

BY JON WALSH
@ VOL 155 ON FEB 28, 2018

Urban farming/sustainability consultant Jon Walsh outlines how urban farming is increasingly being used as a tool to improve personal health, create more sustainable families, communities and cities, maximize urban self-sufficiency, increase disaster preparedness, and fight climate change – simultaneously. Jon will also delve into vertical and rooftop farming, and outline the exciting future of urban farming.

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How to incorporate greener living spaces in urban communities

BY ANDREW ORINGER
@ VOL 39 ON MAY 02, 2019

As a community advocate in his home town in Colorado, Andrew Oringer has often actively promoted the inclusion of green spaces in towns and cities in and around his state. So what does it mean to live in a green community? How can we make sustainability a focus in our urban planning?

Andrew wants to inspire us to rethink about we can do in our fast-paced modern lives to slow down and enjoy the benefit of each other’s ideas while having a less negative impact on the environment.