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Environment & Ecology: Sprawl & Flooding, The Water Dilemma, Highway Costs & Health, Amazon Cloud Formation


How Sprawl Made Midwestern Floods Worse 

The Atlantic Cities


As I write, places like Clarksville, Missouri, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, are under water, having been hit by severe rains and consequent flooding over the last week.

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Most Critical Issue Designers Face is Water 



According to the heads of the major built-environment design organizations, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the American Planning Association (APA), it's water.

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How Hidden Cost of Highways is Affecting Our Health 

Global Site Plans


The Hidden Costs of Highways: How The Investment of Vehicle Orientated Infrastructure is Affecting our Health

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The Secrets of Cloud Formation Revealed in Amazon 

PBS Nova Next, via: Per Square Mile


Deep in the Amazon, high above the rainforest, clouds sprout from the thick atmosphere, their condensed water vapor billowing into the blue sky beyond.

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Conservation as a Land Use Designation 

American Planning Association Sustainability Blog


During the March 12 Tuesdays at APA-DC event earlier this year, planners learned about the importance of supporting conservation as a land use.

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