NYC Street Trees by Species

Thema: Map of all New York City’s 592,130 Trees. Beschreibung: One can explore the map in two ways: by using the tooltips and zoom function to identify particular trees, or by using the filter option to see the distribution of each species. The option of disabling the base map for a starker, more abstract view … Weiterlesen

Future Library

Thema: A 100-year artwork. Beschreibung: A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, … Weiterlesen

Clearpoint Residencies

Thema: The world’s tallest vertical garden. Beschreibung: When construction ends in late 2015, Clearpoint will be the tallest residential vertical garden in the world, with planted terraces circling the entire structure and inbuilt self-sustaining watering systems. Measures will be in place to reduce energy and water consumption, including the use of solar energy for communal … Weiterlesen

Beacon Food Forest

Thema: A community permaculture project – the largest food forest on public land in the United States. Beschreibung: The goal of the Beacon Food Forest is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecosystem. Fruit and nut … Weiterlesen

Hantz Woodlands

Thema: World’s largest Urban Farm planned for the City of Detroit. Beschreibung: Picture oaks, maples, and other high value trees planted in straight, evenly spaced rows. Grass between rows of trees will be mowed regularly, and flowering trees will be planted between streets and sidewalks to create a breathtaking place of beauty each spring and … Weiterlesen

Friends of the QueensWay

Thema: Urban transformation. Beschreibung: The mission of the Friends of the QueensWay (FQW) is to transform the blighted structure that housed the LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch and was abandoned over 50 years ago into a public greenway. The former railroad right of way extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone … Weiterlesen

De Ceuvel: On-land harbor rising from a polluted brownfield

Thema: Post-Industrial Land and Discarded Houseboats Transformed into a Creative Eco-Community. Beschreibung: De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was secured for a 10-year lease from the city of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won … Weiterlesen

Urban Air

Thema: A global art-in-public sitework. Beschreibung: Urban Air transforms existing urban billboards into living, suspended bamboo gardens. Embedded with intelligent technology, Urban Air becomes a global node — an open space in the urban skyline. An artwork, symbol, and instrument for a green future. Urban Air has been designed, engineered, and has secured the billboards … Weiterlesen

L.A. Green Grounds

Thema: Growing, working, teaching: changing turf into edible gardens in South Los Angeles. Beschreibung: We are an all-volunteer group based in South Los Angeles. We build gardens, with a focus on serving low-income residents and others with scarce access to fresh, affordable food. We also advocate for gardens, open space, and general wellness in S … Weiterlesen

Oranjezicht City Farm

Thema: Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a neighbourhood non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community. Beschreibung: The Oranjezicht City Farm is a community of adults and younger folk working together to engage in small-scale food production in the City Bowl of Cape Town. To improve under-utilised public green spaces by creating demonstration gardens for … Weiterlesen