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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 […]

  • ‘Friends’ of the Environment

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    Television shows like Friends and Seinfeld may have inadvertently been among the best things to have happened to the environment over the last few decades. These shows are not about environmental issues. They don’t cause people to want to be environmentalists – at least not directly. Instead, these American sitcoms, […]

  • Bicycles? No ways!!

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    As part of our  coverage on “The New City” we asked our bloggers for some pictures from their cities. Are there any places in their cities that are prime examples for sustainable urban living? But it could also be a negative example in order to show how a city should not […]