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Floating into the future
You know houseboats, you know cars that are build to swim or tanks. But can you image to live on water in a real hous? That is reality for example in Nigeria, where the people of Makoko build their houses on stilts above the lagoon. What is tradition there, might be a model idea which other parts in the world can adopt to.
Rising sea levels due to climate change will force many people to leave their homes and migrate to places that won’t be covered with water in future time.
Facing this Scenario, the Maledive Islands government had an unusual idea: floating islands. They cooperate with a Dutch arcitechtural company to build artificial islands that stay above, no matter how much the sea level rises.
Do you think this is a proper idea to realize on large scale?
DateNovember 11, 2012
Tagsbiodiversity, environment, floating, global ideas, house, houseboat, living, makoko, nature, nigeria, swimming, urban
If you haven’t heard of guerrilla gardening, it’s a pretty simple concept: find an empty plot of land, any plot (even if it’s public property) and start planting. It doesn’t matter what: flowers, herbs, fruit, etc. The idea is to transform often abandoned or neglected patches of grass or shrub into rich, verdant vegetation, especially in an urban atmosphere.
According to The Local, Germany’s capital Berlin is actually the perfect example of guerrilla gardening catching on and taking off. Because Berlin is such a green metropolis (more than 40% of the city is covered in water, forests and green spaces), there’s a lot of space for guerrilla gardening enthusiasts.
If you’re a guerrilla gardener yourself, share some stories and pictures with us!
DateMay 24, 2011