My place Toten, by some named "Totscana" as a Norwegian counterpart of famous Italian Toscana, has lost much of its charm by suburban houses spread all over this pleasant landscape. This is a horrible thing to do! This way the beautiful landscape is reduced to a kind of Los Angeles like Suburban Hell! Suburban housing doesn't... Continue reading ...
A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.
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Massachusetts Avenue Park was not a place you'd want to take your kids. Before, the small neighborhood park in the heart of Buffalo's West Side was little more than vacant land with a small playground and a crumbling basketball court. "It was a real mess," says Terry Richard, a neighborhood resident who was born in Trinidad and Tobago and later moved to Buffalo by way of Brooklyn. "So we figured why don't we just take this on as a task to really force the city's hand to take care of their problem," she adds, standing next to the park's new playground with a bright smile.
They may look pretty, but fronds hurt cities' sustainability efforts