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LOOK: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees

LOOK: This Is Your Supermarket Without Bees | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Hoping to pick up some chocolate, apples, lemons or watermelon during your next outing to the supermarket? What about an iced coffee with a splash of cream? Bees, beetles, butterflies and their pollinating brethren are essential in the production of ...

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Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground

Food in the sky? Highrise farming idea gains ground | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Paris — Imagine stepping out of your highrise apartment into a sunny, plant-lined corridor, biting into an apple grown in the orchard on the fourth floor as you bid "good morning" to the farmer off to milk his cows on the fifth.

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Like-minded people:"The goal is to bring agriculture and nature back into the urban core" 

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Video illustrating our urbanizing planet - Stockholm Resilience Centre

Video illustrating our urbanizing planet - Stockholm Resilience Centre | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
An international centre that advances transdisciplinary research for governance of social-ecological systems.
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Embracing Smart cities by Edward Norton

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Rethinking Agriculture

"Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities."

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:56 AM

with the increasing numbers of urban citizens in years to come the key to success in the city will be its ability to adapted to its growing enviroment. It would be nearly impossible for cities to exsit in the future with the current ways of agriculuture, there needs to be a change in the way things are done. Thats why this next gen way of agriculuture is going to take off in urban areas. with the ability to have full farms on rooftops the city will be able to self sustain itself more properly than it does in current times.

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:40 PM

For the past three years I have had the luxury of having a garden in my backyard, it is a lot of work but there is nothing better than knowing where my food is coming from. I enjoy going in my backyard and being able to grab vegetables whenever I need them. I also go to farmers markets for vegetables that I don't grow in my own garden.  I would defeniately support local people to get good quality food. 

Lauren Shigemasa's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:28 AM

a powerful way to increase access to healthy foods! this organization called Growing Power is using urban gardening not only to create a sustainable food source for its neighbors, but also provides a system so we can donate and send a week's worth of fresh fruit/vegetables to any surrounding community in need. so amazing!

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Cyclists in São Paulo awake to find the city had built a wall in their bike lane

Cyclists in São Paulo awake to find the city had built a wall in their bike lane | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Bad wall. You don't belong here.
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Not a great move for a sustainable city!

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Cities, not countries, are the key to tomorrow’s economies - FT.com

Cities, not countries, are the key to tomorrow’s economies - FT.com | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Each passing week provides a million new reasons to rethink the view that countries are the fundamental building blocks of civilisation in the 21st century. For that is the number of people who make the journey from country to city every seven days,
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Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective

Revealed: The World's Leading Cities in Sustainability | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
(Vancouver, Canada, the overall winner in the category 'Best Green Building Policy', for its Greenest City 2020 Action Plan ) The most successful cities in the world at building sustainable urban environments have been recognised at the UN climate...
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Could Sparkling Glow-in-the-Dark Pavement Replace Street Lights?

Could Sparkling Glow-in-the-Dark Pavement Replace Street Lights? | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
This energy-efficient technology to illuminate pathways is environmentally friendly and beautiful.
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Dubai Sustainable City construction starts in July - Khaleej Times

The construction work at Dubai Sustainable City will begin in July and the first cluster of 100 villas and townhouses will be delivered by the end of 2014, the developer said on Tuesday.
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Generous cities: biomimicry and urban design

Generous cities: biomimicry and urban design | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Biomimicry pioneer Janine Benyus argues that generosity and not competition is the building block of nature.
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