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The Blog Sandbox
While city residents increasingly recognize the benefits of urban trees to reduce stress, sequester carbon, and clean and cool the air, the benefits of forests outside cities receive far less attention.
Could The City of Light use its "world stage" to showcase the social and ecological benefits of a long-lasting, beautiful conservation timber from an African tropical forest?
After months of design and planning to align materials, values, and vision, Turin’s Partner Forest launch event on April 8–10 in Precollinear Park was a great success.
May 19 marks the first international World Tree Kangaroo Day, established by the UNDP in tandem with the government of Papua New Guinea and the Woodland Park Zoo’s Tree Kangaroo Conservation Program (TKCP).
A well-designed bridge is a source of joy. The same bridge made of locally sourced sustainable wood – that’s a bridge on another level of inspiration.
To our community members who love woodworking, trees, tropical forests and beaches, stop what you’re doing and pull out your bucket list.
How Pilot Projects' Sarah Jane Wilson connected with the award-winning author over trees, culture, and Vancouver's hippie era.
A perfect NYC Friday afternoon for aspiring engineers: A picnic, a little math, and some hands-on experimental construction.
"We're tending now to confuse design with research. Designers need to more fully embrace their role as advocates and cultural leaders..."
How we worked with one of the largest churches in Manhattan to make their new offices green, flexible, and beneficial to their culture
Our initiative to assess, restore, and rebuild in the Kathmandu Valley following two massive earthquakes
Join us Friday, Oct. 25 for our end-of-show party at the Bronx River Art Center. Expect food, drink, music, live performance, and great conversation. We hope to see you there!
Can any New Yorker imagine a worse nightmare than being trapped in Penn Station.... forever? Well that's exactly what a "special application" from Madison Square Gardens asked for today in front of the NYC Planning Commission. Municipal Arts Society asked Pilot Projects to show up to the public meeting with a few words to say.
An escape from New York is a regular fantasy of mine, but one that's usually displaced by a thousand projects that seem to need constant attention -- “seem” being the operative word. This is much clearer after just returning to New York from Myanmar (Burma).
Yesterday found me doing some old fashion sleuth work, searching the streets of Gotham for another lost, buried or forgotten drinking fountains of the past century. Little did I know that this would land me at a lunch table with New York City Rescue Mission's Director of Community Relations Joe Little.
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