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Biodiversity Reigns King

Regency Apartments in Washington DC – a DC Senior Housing project, has one of Furbish’s most distinctive and natural green roofs. Planted in 2008 with natives and perennials in pockets of deeper media, the roof has evolved as seeds from plants as a part of the original plant palette and ones that have spread from surrounding areas becoming dominant species. One of the most distinctive plants at Regency is Elymus …Read More

Jessica Green: We’re covered in germs. Let’s design for that.

Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes — some good for us, some bad for us. As we learn more about the germs and microbes who share our living spaces, TED Fellow Jessica Green asks: Can we design buildings that encourage happy, healthy microbial environments? Jessica Green wants people to understand the important role microbes play in every facet of our lives: climate change, building ecosystems, human health, even …Read More

Why the Economy Needs Nature

Why the Economy Needs Nature Tony Juniper – The Guardian Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. The narrative developed by the chancellor, George Osborne, since the 2010 general election provides a case in point. He …Read More