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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

Gothenburg embraces its rainy

Gothenburg embraces its rainy weather with pro- precipitation design

The Swedish city of Gothenburg is well known for being a frontrunner in the fight against climate change. Recently, it became the first in the world to trial a large-scale zero-emissions city zone. Now, a new initiative aims to make the city even more famous by celebrating its rainy weather with Read More...

Skyscraper design uses aquapon

Skyscraper design uses aquaponic terraced gardens to purify Shenzhen’s air

Sustainable architectural designs can go a long way in helping cities cope with some of the most pressing social and ecological challenges facing metropolitan areas today. The design of a pair of supertall skyscrapers in Shenzhen aims to showcase how integrating sustainability into our built Read More...

New York’s popular park High

New York’s popular park High Line will expand to improve pedestrian access

For more than a decade the High Line project — which transformed a run-down railway track into an elevated park in the lower Manhattan — has been a symbol of creative urban renewal, showing how the city can find refreshing ways to reimagine decaying spaces. Now, the popular park is slated to Read More...

Sustainable urban design: Stoc

Sustainable urban design: Stockholm transforms street into a 1-minute city

Rethinking our orthodox ways of urban design is essential if we are to achieve meaningful action in our fight against climate change. This is the line of thinking behind an experimental project in Sweden, which has transformed a conventional made-for-cars city block in central Stockholm into a Read More...

This futuristic footbridge in

This futuristic footbridge in Paris is an ode to sustainable urban design

Known for their tendency to blend architecture, technology, and nature in a most compelling way, Vincent Callebaut Architectures have recently revealed their latest sustainable design — a green footbridge that aims to make Paris a more liveable and sustainable place to live. Called ‘the Green Read More...