Architectural thesis: CATALYST @ Botanic Spine, Dublin, Ireland 2005 . Greening the city. Connecting communities . Vision: To create the botanic spine, an 18km orbital eco corridor/ greenway for dublin city. A green thread that connects up a series of pocket parks, organic food gardens, local amenities, cities waterways and a new city metro underground. […]Read more "The Botanic Spine : A Greenway and CPUL for Dublin (eco)city"
(March 2009: First published on indymedia Ireland. Also on Indymedia Barcelona + It’s a funny old world) The Gracia community garden radio documentary trilogy and accompanying article Springtime in Europe and the Earths life’s cycle is in bloom again. The 3 parts of the radio documentary capture magical moments in the recent history of one of […]Read more "Bold, Beautiful, Blooming Barcelona asks: What would it mean to win?"
Location: Curitiba, Brazil Architect: Domingos Bongestabs Year of construction: 1991 Typology: Educational, bioconstruction, landscaping, urban recycling Address: Rua Victor Benato, 210, Pilarzinho Website: http://www.unilivre.org.br This is a very very special place, a perfect composition of how humans can design in harmony with, and in celebration of, nature. Located in the centre of Curitiba, […]Read more "UNILIVRE, The Open University of the Environment"
(..Before packing our bags and coming to the “New World”, we were busy with lots of exciting initiaves and groups in our old home of 7 years; Barcelona. Here are some of the ideas we were working on about 3 years ago. From an earlier post from Barcelona en Transició) Towards a healthier, happier, eco-effective […]Read more "A Permaculture and Transition Vision For Barcelona City"
CicloIguaçu were founded in May 2011 in Curitiba with a clear purpose: To create an interface for constructive dialogue with the government in order to strengthen the development of bicycle mobility policies. They were key organizers of the incredible #FMB3 (3rd World Bicycle Forum) in February, have a city centre HQ; Bicicletaria Cultural, are leading […]Read more "Barcelona FAD Award 2014 proposal: Curitiba, CicloIguaçu (Association of Cyclists from the Alto Iguaçu river)"