Wetlands Protection and Creation (Kigali edition)

(In limba Romana, mai jos) Happy world wetlands day! ..although 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900 (according to UNEP&Ramsar Convention on Wetlands). This article presents an example of what work landscape architects can do, and should do. Wetlands have high potential for connecting the natural biophysical system and human settlements in developing alternatives for … More Wetlands Protection and Creation (Kigali edition)

Yazd – Adaptation lessons from a desert city

Yazd is a great example of urban development adapted in all aspects over a long period of time to drought, when the resources are properly managed and the city properly planned. The air cooling systems, impressive green architecture and water systems have been carefully designed since ancient times. The water consumption continued to rise as more water consuming services and industries were developed in Yazd. In same time, the water availability was decreasing, from reasons related to climate change or human-induced environmental threats and weaknesses. … More Yazd – Adaptation lessons from a desert city