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Florence and and a highway interchange in Atlanta.

Same scale.

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Florence and and a highway interchange in Atlanta.

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Infographic from Lonely Planet travel guide to the Netherlands.

Basically the Dutch love bikes. 

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Infographic from Lonely Planet travel guide to the Netherlands.

Basically the Dutch love bikes. 

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Pacific Island Trials Aquaponics for Food Supply. Will Cities be Next? | This Big City
Aquaponics could hold the answer to food supply for islands in the Pacific. Many lack suitable soil for growing crops, have limited freshwater, and struggle to import fresh produce because of rising fuel costs. Moreover, a recent study by the marine conservation and advocacy group Oceana named the Cook Islands the country most at risk of food insecurity through ocean acidification, which threatens its fish stocks.
Now, Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, is trialling a new aquaponic farm which combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants without soil) in symbiosis. In this carbon-neutral ‘closed-loop’ system, nitrate-rich water from the fish tanks irrigate vegetables in nearby beds. The fish waste nourishes the plants; they in turn filter and oxygenate the water before it returns to the tanks. No herbicides, pesticides or hormones are used, and the system uses just 10% of the water required by traditional agriculture.

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Pacific Island Trials Aquaponics for Food Supply. Will Cities be Next? | This Big City

Aquaponics could hold the answer to food supply for islands in the Pacific. Many lack suitable soil for growing crops, have limited freshwater, and struggle to import fresh produce because of rising fuel costs. Moreover, a recent study by the marine conservation and advocacy group Oceana named the Cook Islands the country most at risk of food insecurity through ocean acidification, which threatens its fish stocks.

Now, Rarotonga, the largest of the Cook Islands, is trialling a new aquaponic farm which combines aquaculture (raising fish in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants without soil) in symbiosis. In this carbon-neutral ‘closed-loop’ system, nitrate-rich water from the fish tanks irrigate vegetables in nearby beds. The fish waste nourishes the plants; they in turn filter and oxygenate the water before it returns to the tanks. No herbicides, pesticides or hormones are used, and the system uses just 10% of the water required by traditional agriculture.

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The phenomenon was first investigated and described by Luke Howard in the 1810s. Here’s a map of Delhi’s heat islands. 
 
For More visit: http://www.delhi2050.com/heat-island-map-of-delhi/#prettyPhoto

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities. The phenomenon was first investigated and described by Luke Howard in the 1810s. Here’s a map of Delhi’s heat islands. 

 

For More visit: http://www.delhi2050.com/heat-island-map-of-delhi/#prettyPhoto

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Invitation to Press Conference 

Invitation to Press Conference 

"Delhi 2050 is an open process to fundamentally rethink the long term future of Delhi, by combining relevant disciplines, conducting exhaustive research and gathering larger public opinion. As a step towards creating an inclusive, sustainable habitat."

We are hard at work, the new website will be ready for the launch scheduled on 18th April 2013

We are hard at work, the new website will be ready for the launch scheduled on 18th April 2013