In Kokura, the windows of glossy office buildings send a shimmering light from one side of the city to the other, where tired old factories with tall smokestacks puff like dragons over the seaside.
Urban ecological adventures, revealing imaginative solutions for sustainable cities that you and I actually might want to live in. These are stories not about the world we currently inhabit, but about the world we could inhabit. You can support the series by becoming a subscriber.
We are pleased to announce our contribution to this volume from Routledge, which covers recent developments around the world with contributors from 33 different countries.
A journey between Japan and Korea in these times, means government health checkpoints, special bullet trains, hazmat teams, and disinfectant baths. Through it all, different ways of viewing ourselves, our cities, and viruses, become clear.
In this time of slowness, natural farmers in Japan’s countryside remind us that everyone has the ability to listen to nature. But can city dwellers really learn?
City as Nature visits the countryside of Kaohsiung to talk with a young farmer about his choice to leave the city and start a natural chicken farm with his family in Taiwan.
A three part interview film series by City as Nature, exploring the philosophy of natural farming, and how to apply it to life.
Stories and images from Kitakagaya, an old Osaka neighborhood with little money, yet a wealth of strange, beautiful, and useful ways of approaching life, work, and cities.
Nothing much of interest to GDP or the stock market ever happens in Urugi Village. Yet there is an unexpectedly resilient human ecosystem here. What answers could places like Urugi offer for an environmentally-sane future?