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How mega-landscaping might reshape the world

How mega-landscaping might reshape the world

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Picture a spillway gate that doesn’t just release water from an overflowing river, but manipulates sediments to create new streams, islands and wetlands. And imagine that the gate does this autonomously, guided by ecological data and shifting needs — essentially allowing nature to “evolve.” Computational landscape architect Bradley Cantrell is figuring how to do this by applying []

Speedy delivery: Andreas Raptopoulos at TEDGlobal 2013

Speedy delivery: Andreas Raptopoulos at TEDGlobal 2013

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If you’re here from MetaFilter, hi! We’re planning to post this talk in November. –eds Andreas Raptopoulos wants to serve the 1 billion people on Earth with no access to all-season roads — the one-seventh of the world’s population that is too often cut off from critical medicines, supplies and goods. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, []