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Investigations

A green building debate

Mark Hoare
Bill Dunster
| 1st June 2009
Two views on form and function in the green building debate that must be sensitive to the local environment and responsive to the local character, cultural diversity and ecology of its place without diluting its uniqueness.

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City,sitopia

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel
| 1st June 2009
We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel

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Like Flowers Breaking through the Cement

Holly Wren
| 1st April 2003
Many people dismiss environmentalism as a middle-class luxury that few can afford. But in Mexico City a group of impoverished street punks are pioneering radical social alternatives because their survival depends on it. Holly Wren reports.

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