Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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  • Una ciudad sobre el barro

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      Abstract: La Paz city was founded in 1548 in the valley of Chuquiabo, a point of ethnical limit and confluence. Since then, the city has a particular condition: it was founded next to an indigenous town, so it grew upon mixed cultural confluences.  The contrasts have been a constant […]

  • Welcoming Agriculture to the Urban Jungle: New Land Use Strategies for Cities

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    Cities have long been considered unsustainable for their excessive resource consumption—Howard Odum famously deemed them “parasites” for not contributing to ecosystem regeneration. However, a growing environmental consciousness, accompanied by an emphasis on local and DIY projects, seems to have inspired citizens to get their hands dirty as “green” projects are […]