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Today’s Solutions: July 15, 2024

Urban farming has been flouris

Urban farming has been flourishing during COVID-19 lockdowns

According to the United Nations, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050. Feeding that many urban dwellers are no easy task and it can also put a lot of pressure on the environment. This is where urban farming can help. The practice can be crucial to feeding a Read More...

Copenhagen to have a park made

Copenhagen to have a park made out of multiple floating islands

Green spaces are one of the most important indicators of successful urban development. And with fast urbanization and the growing threat of climate change, urban planners are now increasingly preoccupied with finding creative ways to assimilate nature within cities, particularly with limited space Read More...

Prefab homes Sweden

Now this is how to make eco-friendly prefab homes without cookie cutter approach

Prefab houses aren’t exactly a thrilling proposition to architects, but with urbanization in full swing, there is a great need for nice, quickly-constructed prefab houses. The good thing is that the architects behind these houses are finding ways to build prefab homes that produce clean energy, Read More...

This ingenious farming techniq

This ingenious farming technique of the Aztecs could feed the world’s metropolises

By 2050, the UN thinks there will be nearly 10 billion people on planet Earth, with 68 percent living in urban areas. Both numbers pose serious questions as to how we'll feed the growing, urbanizing population, which is why there's new research exploring whether traditional farming techniques could Read More...

How green urban planning can h

How green urban planning can help protect the public from poor mental health

There is no single solution to the worldwide epidemic of poor mental health; addressing its root causes—like poverty-triggered stress and social isolation—and choosing effective treatment for sufferers remains paramount. One way to potentially partly buffer against the effects of poor mental Read More...