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Urban farming
Landscaping

Urban Farming turns beautiful gardens into a grocery store!

...Urban farming: Any food we produce at our homes is food that isn't part of the agricultural industry , which is a huge consumer of natural resources. If you h...

Urban Farm Unit - Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming
Food production

Growing food in urban cores with the Urban Farm Unit

...Urban Farm Unit Urban Farming using the UFU Aquaponics, Hydroponics, Pisciculture and Urban Farming combined - t...

Vancouver's first laneway house
Tiny house

Vancouver 's laneway house movement is increasing urban density

...urban densification helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and urban sprawl. That translates directly into cleaner air, more green space, and a genuine step towa...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...Urban logging © Colleen Mahoney Where an old garage stood was soon to be the location of a studio / workshop, so rather than dispose of the wood from this t...

ProductiveHouse in Montreal
Choosing where to live

Green living in the city

...urban farming to installing renewable energy sources. 3. Eat local and get started in urban farming. Buying from food co-ops and shopping at farmers' market...

Bike lanes in Downtown Vancouver
Choosing where to live

Urban living

Housing is an enormous source of carbon emissions, so it is also a place where we have tremendous room for improvement. This building guide will walk you throu...

Choosing where to live

What makes a home livable to you?

...urban densification and shifting demographics, to accessibility and affordable housing. I think about the smaller units we are building as a response to this ch...

Multi Unit Passive House design Vancouver Island BC
Passive House

The North Park Passive House on Vancouver Island, BC

...urban infill market condominium. Even with little marketing budget, the project sold out prior to completion in the spring of 2015, and generated a long list ...

Electric scooter for commuting
Commuting

The Scrooser: Electric scooter for urban commuting

Enter the Scrooser. The Scrooser is a German engineered electric scooter with a top speed of 24 km (15 mph) and a range of 35.5 km (22 miles). It works with an...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

What is gray water? Or indeed grey water! The term “gray water” refers to all domestic waste water that is drained from sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing ...

Ottawa Coach Houses with prefab modern tiny house kit homes are available here
Tiny house

Ottawa now allows backyard coach homes & high-end tiny house kits

...Urban densification reduces urban sprawl and makes use of existing infrastructure and public transportation. Vancouver has been following this philosophy with t...