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The Factory as Forest

“Our goal is to achieve zero negative environmental impacts by 2020,” said Erin Meezan, vice president at Interface, an innovative producer of carpets and textiles, at… 561 more words

Sustainable Design

How to Measure the Benefits of a Landscape

“We can’t achieve sustainability without considering the landscape. Performance happens there,” argued Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, president of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) at GreenBuild in Los Angeles. 589 more words

Landscape Architecture

Urban Landscape Management

Lecture Week 12 by Paul Osmond

Managing the Sustainable Built Environment: Urban Landscape Management

“In the US, more than 80% of the population resides, works, and plays in environments intentionally created and managed by humans…

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The earth just got a lot poorer

Our natural capital seems to have taken a big hit this year. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia suffered a significant bleaching event in May, and has not recovered as it usually can. 730 more words

Environmental Economics

Ecosystems, nature and human wellbeing: the concept of ecosystem services

The second installment from our guest blog series is written by Dr Hugh Feeley, Research Fellow at University College Dublin. The concept of ecosystem services has been developed strongly over the past 20 years, and they form an essential component of the… 1,266 more words

A new method for assessing the age of old-growth forests

In this post, Associate Editor Nathalie Butt discusses a recent paper ‘Tree-ring based metrics for assessing the functional naturalness of forests by Alfredo Di Filippo, Franco Biondi, Gianluca Piovesan and Emanuele Ziaco.

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