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07

Jan

treehugger:

Private land ownership is something that most of us might take for granted, but it’s not the case in communist China, where all land is either state-owned or run by collective economic organizations (CEOs). But with China’s rapidly developing economy, skyrocketing real estate prices, unscrupulous “land grabs” and recent legislation towards a civil code protecting private ownership, the issue of owning land is in a tumultuous transition, prompting designers like People’s Architecture Office (PAO) and the People’s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) to explore different possibilities.


Their joint effort is the Tricycle House and Tricycle Garden, a paired mobile home and garden plot mounted on modified three-wheelers. Learn more about the project on TreeHugger.

08

Aug

How to share landLand sharing provides solutions for food security, carbon emissions associated with factory farming and food transport — and much more.

How to share land
Land sharing provides solutions for food security, carbon emissions associated with factory farming and food transport — and much more.

05

Mar

USDA offers farmers more money to idle sensitive landOfficials will offer money to owners of environmentally sensitive farmland if they idle it in a conservation program instead of growing crops.

USDA offers farmers more money to idle sensitive land
Officials will offer money to owners of environmentally sensitive farmland if they idle it in a conservation program instead of growing crops.

11

Jan

Jeff Foxworthy protects 1,000 acres against developmentThe comedian recently granted a conservation easement on more than 1,000 acres to  the Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust; roughly 100 miles south of Atlanta.  He hopes the move preserves the area for future generations.

Jeff Foxworthy protects 1,000 acres against development
The comedian recently granted a conservation easement on more than 1,000 acres to the Chattahoochee Valley Land Trust; roughly 100 miles south of Atlanta. He hopes the move preserves the area for future generations.

27

Jan

This is one of the most innovative ideas we’ve seen: Take the thousands of acres of abandoned commercial real estate in the U.S. right now and convert it to green space and put people to work creating parks.

This is one of the most innovative ideas we’ve seen: Take the thousands of acres of abandoned commercial real estate in the U.S. right now and convert it to green space and put people to work creating parks.