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Symbiotic Cities Blog

January 2014

Jan 19, 2014 9:00 PM
by Craig Applegath

How will we transform our cities to shift us from our current parasitically harmful relationship with our natural environment to a regenerative, symbiotic relationship? This was one of the first questions that we asked after developing the definition of a Regenerative Symbiotic City. This blog outlines the key transformations required to achieve symbiosis.

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Energy, Ecosystem Services, High-Density, Urban Food, Building Design, Non-toxic, Material Recycling, Water Recycling, Resilience, Economic Policy   Add Comment
  

December 2013


Dec 8, 2013 2:00 PM
by Craig Applegath
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In this blog, Dale discuses the effects that forest harvesting has upon soil nutrients like carbon and nitrogen with the goal of developing forestry practices that can continue to provide ecosystem services that sustain ecological communities, contribute to climate change mitigation and support rural economies in Canada. 

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March 2013


Mar 19, 2013 6:16 PM
by Craig Applegath

Forests are responsible for metabolizing 78% of the world’s carbon dioxide annually. Not only do forests provide a mechanism for sequestering carbon, but they do so in a way that can also provide a vital and sustainable supply of timber to support many facets of a ecologically balanced economy. In...

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