Community Organizing for Equitable Redevelopment: The Barrio Logan and San Ysidro Struggle

submitted by: d4gonzal
Before gentrification was used to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods, the federal government destroyed and rebuilt to address blight, causing extreme displacement. Extensive criticism of ‘urban renewal’, a U.S. program of land redevelopment in urban areas involving the destruction of slum housing, businesses, the relocation of people, and the use of eminent domain, transformed that program into an ‘urban revitalization’ process following two themes: historic preservation and a...

Biomimicry and the Built Environment

submitted by: Mearon

Biomimicry is a new science that links nature's best designs into human applications. It can be used to solve many problems which humans face in the fields of medicine, transportation, architecture and construction, energy, product design, computer science and network systems management. The science of biomimicry is a newly developing field but the application of biomimicry has been around since the beginning of man.