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Studio Ma cools streets by linking transit, shade and housing

by in AZRE Magazine

For the extreme heat of the desert Southwest, where temperatures are reaching 110°F and higher this summer, can transit-oriented development improve the quality of life? The answer is yes. Through collaborations on several new projects, the Phoenix-based firm Studio Ma — a specialist in environmental design and architecture — has shown how to cool streets… Read More →

Nonprofit giving away drought-tolerant trees

The Valley Permaculture Alliance (VPA), a small nonprofit organization, has big plans to help homeowners reduce energy bills and improve air quality: give away 2,000 drought-tolerant trees by the end of June and 100,000 trees over the next ten years. Through partnerships with APS and SRP, Valley homeowners completing a tree-planting education workshop designed by… Read More →