Reviving The Garden Of Eden

The destruction of the Mesopotamian Marshlands is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

"[Sadam Hussein conducted] sophisticated campaign of water diversion and marsh drainage that has reduced roughly 93 percent of [Iraq's legendary] marshes to dry, salt-encrused wasteland...UNEP described it as one of the worst environmental disasters in history, ranking it with the desiccation of the Aral Sea and the deforestation of the Amazon rainforests."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Iraq's Eden: Reviving the Legendary Marshes


Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!