Aquaponics: urban growers gaining ground

A generator resting on wood planks sits shut off in a corner and large metal racks line otherwise bare walls at Aqua Greens’ warehouse... Read More

Aquaponics: urban agriculture outpacing regulation

A startup sees a place to grow in Toronto’s derelict warehouses, but it will have to overcome the city’s zoning regulations first... Read More

Urban Planet: Upcycle House proves one person’s trash is someone else’s stylish home

While some developers are busy building subdivisions filled with throwaway homes, Lendager Arkitekter have built a home out of... Read More

Urban Planet: New concept is part bike, part air filter, all green

One drawback to cycling in most any city is the constant assault on the senses from smog. Exhaust fumes can be stifling and... Read More

Urban Planet: Extreme skiing in Detroit’s abandoned buildings

There are risks involved with skiing, but falling off the side of an abandoned warehouse typically isn’t one of them. For the... Read More

Urban Planet: ‘Hopscotch crosswalks’ bring the playground to the street

Crossing the street just got a bit more interesting for pedestrians in Baltimore. As part of a public art initiative, a set of... Read More

Urban Planet: Designer creates a foldable bike helmet

Perhaps one of the main barriers to getting cyclists to wear helmets is the inconvenience of having to lug the protective gear around... Read More

Urban Planet: Artists bake up gingerbread replicas of renowned galleries

There’s nothing cookie-cutter about architectural landmarks such as Tate Modern, the Louvre, or the Guggenheim Museum – even in... Read More

Urban Planet: This might be the world’s easiest-to-assemble bicycle

The Sandwichbike can make a bicycle mechanic out of anyone. Made up of less than 50 parts, the bike comes shipped ready-to-assemble... Read More

Urban Planet: James Murphy’s vision for musical subway stations

If James Murphy had it his way, subway station turnstiles would be musical instruments in their own right, and the commuters... Read More