Something remarkable has been going on at Four Mile Run Park, a trail and waterway that passes through urban industrial areas in northern Virginia, USA. After decades of pollution and neglect, through the efforts of volunteers, the area is coming back to life. Kurt Moser, president of the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, details how we can sometimes transform nature around us to positive effect.
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Forever Weird, and Not So Clear
"Exploring the successful intersection of nature and design is THE challenge of the 21st century. Where does nature end and architecture begin?"
Writer and architect Ed Keegan tells us just why Chicago architecture is so weird. Ed delves into the history behind Chicago’s architectural oddities and ultimately concludes these unique spaces are a good thing.
"Presentation of the Day" on February 17, 2015.
The Future of Flooding
BY SAMUEL BUDIN
@ VOL 16
ON SEP 01, 2016
Samuel Lang Budin is a social documentary photographer living in Brooklyn and working primarily in the depressive realist mode. He makes 35mm and medium format slide shows about climate change anxiety, aging and death, naked people in their own homes, the personal discomforts of travel, and the encroaching sea. Just you wait!
I <3 Atlanta Parks & Rec
BY AMY PHUONG
Amy Phuong is the Commissioner of Atlanta Parks & Recreation which means that she is a real-life Leslie Knope! Parks and Rec is about spaces and how those spaces are used, not just city parks. But how is that use determined? Listen as Amy describes life as ATL's Leslie Knope!
Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail
BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”
In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods.
Restoring waterways in the Burdekin
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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin
Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.
Penticton Oxbows Wetlands Conservation
BY RICK MCKELVEY
@ VOL 12
ON MAY 17, 2018
Tour the wetlands between British Columbia's Okanagan and Skaha lakes with Rick McKelvey, a retired wildlife biologist who works with the Friends of the Oxbows to preserve and rejuvenate the oxbows along the Penticton river channel.
Saving a dollar makes a difference to conserve nature for future generations
BY DRAZURU ALICE
@ VOL 40
ON MAY 10, 2019
Alice Drazuru was born and raised in a rural village in Uganda where there was no other alternative source of energy than firewood and charcoal. She witnessed deforestation and depletion of forest reserves.
In 2017, she participated in a nature walk and gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Uganda. Alice shared her experience with the executive team of a local fitness. Together, they mobilized 70 people to participate in a nature walk at Mabira forest conservation Centre Uganda in 2018. Besides this, the club decided to participate in nature walks every quarter of the year as way to contribute to nature conservation.
Alice is passionate about conserving nature and she believes that saving a dollar makes a difference in this matter.