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Farming Cuba — A new model for cities and countries facing threats to food security brought on by the end of cheap oil

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation that had grown dependent on imports and trade subsidies. Citizens began growing their own organic produce anywhere they could find space, on rooftops, balconies, vacant lots, and even school playgrounds. By 1998 there were more than 8,000 urban farms in Havana producing nearly half of the country’s vegetables. What began as a grassroots initiative had, in less than a decade, grown into the largest sustainable agriculture initiative ever undertaken, making Cuba the world leader in urban farming. Learn more in Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up, by Carey Clouse, available now from PAPress.

Puff Daddy is a Unicorn!

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Graffiti Tutorials: Wheat Pasting

The Science of Memory (CreativeLive Workshop)

Jim Simons story

James Simons - Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Car…

thisbigcity:

Nature effortlessly adapts to urbanization. So how can cities adapt to nature? 

URBAN BY NATURE - the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam - runs until August 24. Rotterdam’s Kunsthal and Natural History Museum host the main exhibition. 

More information here

Photos by Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Maarten Laupman and Marcello Fantuz.

Regulation for the Future, with Barney Frank