A balanced #urban life includes #nature. @thisbigcity

The focus of humanity has slowly shifted from biological evolution to socio-cultural revolution. Yet in spite of all our inventions, convenience appears to have turned its back on us, with cities indulged in traffic congestion, urban sprawl, air pollution, inaccessible shops & services, noise pollution and a host of other daily inconveniences. Very often, these problems are the result of bad planning. In a city like Delhi, the capital of India, every individual wants a better standard of living. Quality of life appears to have been forgotten as a goal, potentially creating havoc in the years to come. Choked roads, overburdened public transport systems and poorly serviced neighbourhoods are making the lives of inhabitants unbearable. Yet enabling a modern city to survive, prosper and grow is incredibly complex. It is clear that things will not get better unless all the diff...

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Balanced City: Planning Urban Systems that Work...

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A New Approach: Social Factors in Urban Develop...

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What can be done about #CarCulture?

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Bringing #Nature Home. #Video

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We need an urban #sustainable development goal from the UN.

We need an urban #sustainable development goal ...

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What role should citizen participation play in #UrbanDevelopment? @embarqnetwork

What role should citizen participation play in ...

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Talk about some cool homes!

naturalhomes.org 01 Mar '14, 6pm

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treehugger.com 26 Feb '14, 11pm

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The UN in the #Urban Anthropocene.

The UN in the #Urban Anthropocene.

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A Great View: #Platforms for #Experiencing #Nature

A Great View: #Platforms for #Experiencing #Nature

For millennium, designers of our built and natural environments have positioned the viewer in nature, setting benches in j...

#Urban #economy and disruption--how does it affect your city? @thisbigcity

#Urban #economy and disruption--how does it aff...

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jetsongreen.com 02 Mar '14, 12am

The houses Wójcik proposes are pine shaped and stand on a tree trunk-like pillar high above the ground. One side of such a...

The World's Most Successful Model for Sustainab...

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National Wildlife Federation Guide: Creating Na...

nwf.org 01 Mar '14, 1pm

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