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Agri-tecture: Food's Next Big Movement?

Agri-tecture is a catchy new name for the intersection of architecture and agriculture which is being seen in the emerging urban farming movement.



Agri-tecture is a catchy new name for the intersection of architecture and agriculture which is being seen most prominently in the emerging urban farming movement. Henry Gordon-Smith, a graduate student in sustainability management at Columbia University, coined this unique word through his blog, Agri-tecture, where it’s defined as buildings that grow food or building-integrated agriculture (BIA).

In a recent post, Gordon-Smith highlighted the reality of food deserts in America. A food desert is loosely defined as a area where there is little to no access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and other elements of a healthy diet. A grocery store could be a couple of hours' walk away. Typically these areas are low-income, but that's not always the case.

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Stressfree Commuting Now Possible Through Your Smartphone

A study out this month shows that people who use apps to plan and manage their commute have lower stress levels and a more enjoyable experience.

A study out this month from the New Cities Foundation shows that people who use apps to plan and manage their commute have lower stress levels and a more enjoyable overall experience.

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