In Episode 205 – The Nature of Placemaking, we check out the many amazing ways that people all over the world are embracing “green space” through architecture, infrastructure and landscaping, inviting the natural world back into our homes and businesses as a vital part of our efforts to live sustainably. From street-side city gardens to snail-inspired biomimicry, from a real-life Hobbit Hotel to a table lamp that runs on moss — we explore what it means to approach the process of “placemaking” as a way of connecting to nature and restoring our sense of sacred space. In our Pro Extension, we ponder the implications of granting legal rights to rivers and forests; plus, we examine the “religious” aspect of the debate over hydro-fracking.
- The Spiritual Naturalist Society – Happiness Through Compassion, Reason and Practice
- Green Infrastructure Turns Rain Into A Resource, Not Pollution
- Part Science, Part Art, Pollinator Pathway Connects Seattle Green Spaces
- Urban Vegetation Can Reduce Air Pollution up to 8x More than Previously Believed
- 7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally
- Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis
- Bamboo Soil Clock is Powered by DIRT!
- Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees
- Curvy Desert Home Designed by Iranian Students Mimics the Snail
- Extraordinary Living Bridges Are Made of Growing Roots and Vines
- Solar-Powered ‘Stone Spray’ 3D Printer Robot Creates Entire Buildings From Sand!
- Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise
- J.K. Rowling’s sustainable-wood treehouse is a mini-Hogwarts
- Public Spaces Make the World Go ‘Round
- What is Placemaking?
- Asking if Organic Food is Just Better For Your Health Isn’t the Right Question
- 5 reasons we should continue to eat organic produce
- 5 MORE reasons we should continue to eat organic produce
- Organic Food Debate Continues: Pleasure Over Sustainability?
Pro Extension Links:
- New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood
- A new law of nature
- The Religiosity of the Fracking Debate
- Opening and closing theme: “Dragonfly” by Brian Boyko
- “The cloud that carves the mountain” and “Big Sky,” by Tuonela
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Tags: biomimicry, green building, hydrofracking, infrastructure, organic food, placemaking, plants, sacred space, technology