Don Philpott☘️
3/11/2017 · 7 min read · +100 · 6
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Claire L Cardwell
3/11/2017 · 7 min read · ~100
Building Green?  How about a Rammed Earth Home?

Building Green? How about a Rammed Earth Home?

Building with Rammed earth (pise de terre) is an ancient method of building that has been dated back to around 7000 BC in Pakistan.  In Egypt the grain stores of Ramasseum built in 1300 BC still exist and parts of the Great Wall of China have...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Aleta Curry - I certainly did not know that parts of the Great Wall of China were built with rammed earth! Most people I work for are still stuck on the brick and mortar or concrete and it's a bit of a battle to get them to even think about using alternative building techniques. Council is also an issue, the best way is to put the plans through twice, once with conventional brick or concrete and then again with the alternative as you are actually building...

6/11/2017
Aleta Curry

Aleta Curry

Interesting! I had no idea so many famous places were made of rammed earth.

6/11/2017
Claire L Cardwell
29/10/2016 · 3 min read · +300 · 2
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The Rise of Urban Mining

The Rise of Urban Mining

  "There's gold in them thar' hills" - but notnearly as much as in all the cell phones, computers and electronic equipment wemake and discard every year. Accordingto the organizers of the first e-WasteAcedemy held recently in Accra,...

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

This important topic points to a devastating fact that industrialized nations export their toxic e-waste to developing countries, rather than processing it themselves, because environmentally recycling in industrialized countries is up to ten times more expensive than the primitive recycling in developing countries. But, ultimately, urban mining in such a way poisons us all. "What comes around goes around, no matter where you are."

31/10/2016
Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Praveen Raj Gullepalli

Not really sure how things stand in India Ken..gotta look into that for my info. But one thing I do know is that there is a large workforce of organised garbage collectors out on the streets. Mostly the homeless and destitutes. Just like the begging mafia network. Am sure there is some method and purpose to this relentless scavenging that happens around the clock. Most corporate bodies have ewaste disposal teams that engage local NGOs to do the last mile dumping.

31/10/2016
Don Philpott☘️
26/7/2017 · 5 min read · +100 · 3
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CityVP 🐝 Manjit
26/7/2017 · 5 min read · +100
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Structure & Space

Structure & Space

Buzz Submitted by : Dr. Ali Anani Buzz: Habits Are Spontaneous ReactionsQuotes Harvey Lloyd saying "I have always sensed that opportunity is created by leadersthat seek a landscape of "win/win". Within this creation the law...

CityVP 🐝 Manjit

CityVP 🐝 Manjit

Think about what disagree is, it is entropic state, but so is agreement, so in agreement and disagreement we are focused on state change. I accept the largely entropic nature of existence. The opposite of entropy is negentropy, so even in the discussion of syntropy the traditional view of syntropy is through the lens of entropy or negentropy or "negative entropy". I shared the following link last week but I share it here again because it represents a syntropic view - and this is a piece by Devdutt Pattanaik http://devdutt.com/articles/applied-mythology/society/agree-disagree-argue.html In vi-vaad, everybody seeks a voice. In sam-vaad, everyone finds an ear. Whether it is a Pulitzer Prize winner or a simple comment online, life is an opinion - but opinion is a voice, and the first ear of our voice is ourselves. That does not end conversations, it simply replaces the process of following with the spirit of exploring. When we have entropy running through our mind, spirit and body it may energize or deplete our inner sense of being, but when we have syntropy flowing within, we may be whatever nature that flow is, but our syntropy is with humanity as a flow within. We will still wrestle with entropy because the bubble life holds us in is an economic prison, but syntropy is us breaching the very walls of that prison, we will not be free of it because that is not how our society is configured, but we can take a step outside the walls of it. Even if we escape the economic effects of entropy we do not escape it's final effect which is death, but we are still life. Life is now.

31/7/2017
Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

I can't say I disagree because first of all, as you say, this is your space and structure. The other reason I can't disagree is because what you describe does take place. The place where I think we may be parting ways is that what I am suggesting is the tension that is a dynamic of who we are, of human nature. How we are, where we are, is of our own choosing. There is no one or nothing to blame, but ourselves.

30/7/2017

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