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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

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This is how we could put our urban rooftops to better use

As cities around the world look to integrate more greenery into their urban landscapes, rooftops could offer a solution to the problem of land scarcity in growing urban areas. However, a new book from architecture firm MVRDV explores more useful ways to transform roofs in order to improve the Read More...

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These modular rooftops made of wood waste keep Indian homes cool

The vast majority of small shacks comprising the slums of Ahmedabad, India are covered with thin metal roofs that are great at trapping heat. In temperatures that exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit, these housing units can get unbearably hot, rendering the inhabitants to spend most of their time outside Read More...