Entries Tagged as 'international'

Talking: Architecture and Spirituality

February 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Beyond Gotham

To Sara Sweeney, bricks, concrete, and glass are expressions of our soul. Each building, in the architect’s view, is a statement of us, our relationship to each other, and our connection, or disconnection, with the Earth. A registered architect, Sweeney has had a 19-year career reflecting her passion and commitment to sustainable design, green building […]

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Walking With the Haitian People

January 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Beyond Gotham

The images are almost beyond belief, the damage and the suffering beyond comprehension. An earthquake gauged at 7.0, the first rumble striking Tuesday evening and lasting at least 35 seconds, destroyed an entire swath of Haiti, particularly much of its capital and largest city – Port-au-Prince. The scenes have been horrific. Bodies are lying strewn […]

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The “Fairest” Land: The Lake District

September 28th, 2009 · 10 Comments · Beyond Gotham

Beautiful landscape calls us to dream and to wander, to take paths unknown. In it, we fix our eyes both on the distant horizons and on the tiniest details at our side. It reaches into our souls, rewards and soothes us. It is the Earth’s embrace. Standing in an open field in England’s Lake District […]

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Lists: Ten Actions for Sustainable Cities

February 20th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Beyond Gotham

Gas prices are at an average of $1.96 per gallon, far below the $4-plus they hit last year. The price of oil amid a global recession that has sharply curtailed demand declines to $35 per barrel on Feb. 20. People are fearful as many lose jobs and others go through foreclosures. In such an environment, […]

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Vertical Cities: Hong Kong and New York

January 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Explore New York

Sometimes in a sea of numbers, it takes just one stat to astound you into getting the picture: In one of the New Towns of Hong Kong, Tseung Kwan O, some 350,000 people live within four square miles. They live in towers that vary from 57 to 62 stories. Here’s another stat: 80 percent of […]

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