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The Nature of Our Cities: How Technology and Ecology Are Redefining Urban Life

Nadina Galle, Ph.D., is an ecological engineer and National Geographic Explorer whose work inhabits the rich borderlands between modern technology and deep nature. We live in a world replete with enormous challenges, and one of the biggest might be the increasing societal disconnection with nature and natural systems amidst a booming technological era focused, at […]

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As Recognition of Intelligent Forest Systems Grows, So Has Pushback

University of British Columbia Professor of Forest Ecology and bestselling author Suzanne Simard has been at the forefront of research on plant communication and intelligence. Simard is globally renowned for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles as well as the bestselling […]

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Erica Gies – The Slow Water Movement: How to Thrive in an Age of Drought and Deluge

This widely-traveled independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer drew from her masterful book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge, to share both ancient and cutting-edge approaches to and philosophies of water management being implemented in a number of locales around the world that offer far more effective strategies to ensure a healthy, […]

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Embracing Slow Water: Rediscovering the True Nature of Earth’s Lifeline

In the face of escalating climate disasters and the urgent need for sustainable solutions, Erica Gies, recipient of the esteemed Rachel Carson Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism, embarks on a transformative exploration in her book, Water Always Wins. As the world grapples with the repercussions of increasingly severe floods and droughts, Gies unveils a […]

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Hoboken’s Resilience to Flooding: A Model for Climate Adaptation

In September of last year, New York City faced one of its wettest months in over a century, leading to severe flooding and disruptions. However, just across the Hudson River, Hoboken, New Jersey, showcased a different outcome, thanks to its innovative approach to handling stormwater runoff, notably influenced by initiatives like Rebuild by Design. Following […]

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Navigating the Waters of Ecological Innovation: A Conversation with Erin English on Integrated Water Strategies and Biophilic Design

Water is a fundamental component intricately interwoven with the fabric of our ecosystems, communities, and civilizations. As we grapple with the profound implications of climate change, urbanization, and unsustainable practices, the imperative to reimagine our relationship with water has never been more pressing. A key strategist in this pivotal paradigm shift is Erin English, a […]