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20/11/2012
by barenose
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Gita Nanden says green design isn’t just for eco snobs

“We don’t want to be the progenitors of gentrification,” says Nanden, whose firm recently completed construction on its new green office building, located in Brooklyn’s transitioning Bushwick neighborhood. Rather, she and her partners want to design eco-friendly buildings and spaces that are as likely to house people on welfare as they are to house upper middle class professionals. Continue reading

23/03/2009
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East Bay: Urban Farming and Climate Action

An exciting new urban farming project called Village Bottoms Farms is taking off in West Oakland, spearheaded by the Village Bottoms Community Building and Development Company and Black Dot Artists, Inc. in collaboration with Ecocity Builders. Village Bottoms Farms was established in 2007 as part of a larger neighborhood vision of revitalization for West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms. Continue reading

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