City Stories

A key challenge in this new Human Age is to lessen the ecological footprint of the world’s cities, even as their populations expand. The Anthropocene tells the stories about resilient urban coastal infrastructure, low carbon transportation systems, and nature-inspired architectural designs.

Amphibious Architecture

Amphibious structures are not static; they respond to floods like ships to a rising tide, floating on the water’s surface.

Water-Harvesting and Arid-Adapted Agrobiodiversity

A revival of rainwater harvesting is occurring around the world, as desert communities restore traditional systems known as rain gardens, ak-chin agriculture, floodwater farming, gavias, karez, qanats and fogarras.

The Race to Reinvent Cement

The material that built the modern world is due for an upgrade. What if we could transform cement from a climate wrecker
into a carbon sponge?

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