RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.101
NASA is using a system of satellite and lasers to create a 3D map of the world's forests in order to determine the amount of carbon dioxide that they encapsulate. The system they've devised, called "lidar," is phenomenal, and is the latest advancement in tree cartography. Learn more below.
NASA USES SPACE LASERS TO MAP FORESTS (article)
Norway is investing $1 billion to create a system of two-lane bicycle highways that connect the country's nine largest cities. The hope is that this new infrastructure will greatly reduce the impact of emissions, and the goal is for at least 10% of journeys to occur by bicycle in 2030. We hope it works!
NORWAY SPENDS $1 BILLION ON BICYCLE HIGHWAYS (essay)
Architects in Ho Chi Minh City were asked to create a new university campus. Taking into account the rapid urban sprawl and takeover of the natural environment, one group created a beautiful design that purposefully invokes a city overrun by vegetation. Seems almost post-apocalyptic. After seeing the photo spread, we definitely want to attend this university!
FOREST CAMPUS IN HO CHI MINH CITY (photo essay)
SUNDAY SHOW & TELL vol.73
Peppermint Bike Park in Thailand takes recreational cycling to a whole new level. An amusement park designed for cyclists, it looks like a race course for bikes. Who wouldn't want one of these in their neighborhood? Watch the promo video below and be jealous!
PEPPERMINT BIKE PARK (video)
A Polish architect built a house that, employing a clever use of mirrors, seems to disappear into the surrounding forest. The following set of photos is truly dazzling. It looks like a white box floating off of the ground!
FLOATING HOUSE IN POLAND (photos)
Inspired by the Dutch, Salt Lake City, Utah, will become the first city in the US to install a protected intersection. This model has become known as the safest for cyclists and is rather attractive to boot. Maybe other cities across the country will follow suit.