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NL architects green the city with parking lot mini golf - Designboom

NL architects green the city with parking lot mini golf - Designboom | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
seeking to activate a large parking lot in the netherlands, amsterdam-based firm NL architects have designed a putting green, giving people the opportunity to play mini golf - to both 'putt and park'.
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Aquaponics is bringing sustainable farming and fisheries into the hearts of cities - National Post

Aquaponics is bringing sustainable farming and fisheries into the hearts of cities - National Post | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Aquaponics is bringing sustainable farming and fisheries into the hearts of cities National Post VICTORIA — A small plot of land on the edge of Victoria's downtown may seem like an unusual spot for a farm, but for Angela Moran, the city was the...
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Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Urban farmers are eyeing rooftops as potential sites to grow food, but they face many obstacles. (green-roof movement has slowly been gaining momentum in recent years and is part of urban sustainability.
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Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability | SmartPlanet

Top 10 cities leading in urban sustainability | SmartPlanet | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
These 10 global cities are ahead of the rest when it comes to finding innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, improve mass transit and boost energ.
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A case study of urban farming in Vancouver – Planning for urban ...

A case study of urban farming in Vancouver – Planning for urban ... | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
osloplan. A case study of urban farming in Vancouver as an urban sustainable and ecological resilient practice. By Kristin Edith Abrahamsen Kjærås Master Thesis in Human Geography Department of Sociology and Human ...
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Urban Response to Extreme Weather | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Response to Extreme Weather | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
In less than a year since its devastating run-in with Hurricane Sandy, the City Council of New York has adopted new measures geared towards higher levels of urban resiliency, approving the first batch of proposals from the ...
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Coke Turns A City Square Green, Urges People To Take Off Their Shoes In ... - Co.Create

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Cities and Climate Change Adaptation | Sustainable Cities Collective

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The inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards kicked off on Wednesday, September 4, with 29 cities and 37 projects shortlisted. The awards recognize city innovation that accelerates city action to combat the sources and ...
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Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy

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Going Green: How cities are leading the next economy article page. WA Contents's Blog.
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Sustainability in Minneapolis in Nice Buildings | Sustainable Cities ...

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When one thinks of sweeping high rises, one often envisions the streets of New York, Chicago or Miami. However, this recent trend of providing luxury living space for young professionals and urbanites is sweeping the nation.
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Green Cities are Successful Cities: From Piazzas to Pocket Parks

Green Cities are Successful Cities: From Piazzas to Pocket Parks | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
It is no secret that successful cities are also green cities. By green, we are referring to the physical “greenprint,” or the physical green infrastructure of the city. This includes tree-lined boulevards, large regional or central parks, ...
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Russian Cities and Green Spaces | Sustainable Cities Collective

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Compared with other countries, Russia came relatively late to the world of market economy. Rapid urbanisation and new rules of planning require searching for new approaches to design and management of urban green ...
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UN-HABITAT Identifies Access as Key for Sustainable Urban Transport - IISD Reporting Services

UN-HABITAT Identifies Access as Key for Sustainable Urban Transport - IISD Reporting Services | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
UN-HABITAT Identifies Access as Key for Sustainable Urban Transport
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The report argues a “conceptual leap” recognizing access as the ultimate objective of transportation in order to develop sustainable urban transport systems.
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The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10--from New York to Tokyo to Bogota... (The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban #Sustainability (can you guess who number 1 is?
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Infrastructure and Biking Development | Sustainable Cities Collective

Infrastructure and Biking Development | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
The city of Curitiba announced the details of Plan Cicloviário on September 6th. The big news, however, is not the $90 million investment to implement hundreds of kilometres of new bike roads in the capital by 2016.
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The Impact of Urban Farming in New York

The Impact of Urban Farming in New York | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it

Urban farming is a sustainability movement that is giving new purpose to rooftops, patios and unused space. The beauty of urban farming is that it not only produces an abundance of organic, locally grown food, but also has a social, economic and communal impact.

 

Urban farming has the potential to become a global green evolution, improving the economy, sustainability and health of our urban communities. From North Minneapolis and Milwaukee to Cairo and Montreal, urban farms and gardens are sprouting up as a solution to maximize the use of natural resources such as solar energy, advocating healthy lifestyles and even teaching job skills. 

From rooftop-grown organic herbs to brownstone backyard tomato plants, urban farming is creating green utopias in otherwise unused or abandoned metropolitan spaces.

 

Read further for more information on urban farming as an agricultural revolution, aiding the change of global urban landscapes.


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Cultural landscapes in our cities are changing.  What's your opinion?

Tanja Den Broeder's curator insight, January 21, 2015 7:54 PM

Always keep on looking at the greening Big Apple...

Kayla, Sean, and Max's curator insight, February 26, 2015 1:25 PM

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Rooftop spaces in New York are starting to become used for urban farming and are resulting in many benefits. They maximize the use of space in the city, and help support healthy lifestyles within the city. They also provide another source of income for some of the many people that live in it, boosting the economy.

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Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III) - Huffington Post

Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III) - Huffington Post | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Green Infrastructure: Cities Across the Nation Become More Resilient (Part III) Huffington Post A number of American cities are looking at innovative and creative ways to develop new park land for their residents in projects which can also help...
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Singapore, Tokyo among top ten best cities for urban sustainability ...

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Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group awarded on Wednesday ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability in an awards night held at The...
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On World Habitat Day, UN spotlights sustainable modes of transportation in cities - UN News Centre

On World Habitat Day, UN spotlights sustainable modes of transportation in cities - UN News Centre | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
On World Habitat Day, UN spotlights sustainable modes of transportation in cities UN News Centre 7 October 2013 – The United Nations today marked World Habitat Day by encouraging city governments to expand access to sustainable modes of...
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Urban Sustainability and Environmentalism | Sustainable Cities ...

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I teach a seminar in regional and community sustainability and, in each of the last two weeks, a student has wondered why I was including in our curriculum subjects such as home affordability and cultural preservation.
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Reconnecting with nature – a vital key to urban health and sustainability - The Guardian

Reconnecting with nature – a vital key to urban health and sustainability - The Guardian | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
The Guardian Reconnecting with nature – a vital key to urban health and sustainability The Guardian While these shifts in the way that we live have major implications for urban sustainability, our health and wellbeing are also being seriously...
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Urban Biking in Cold Climates | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Biking in Cold Climates | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Minneapolis is a city with both skyway systems and universities with mass underground tunnels for shelter in the cold, so while Minneapolis is known for being one of the coldest cities in America, in 2011 Bicycling Magazine ...
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Milan Urban Planning and Design | Sustainable Cities Collective

Often called the 'design heart' of Italy, Milan is a city that provides a cultural and economical diversity which is reflected in the strong urban planning and layout of its districts, as well as in the wide variety of events that take ...
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Sweden, Sustainability and the Future - Triple Pundit

Sweden, Sustainability and the Future - Triple Pundit | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
Sweden is a sustainability and renewable energy pioneer, far out in front of most other countries, but countries are now looking to follow its example.
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Urban Health and Green Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Health and Green Cities | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable cities | Scoop.it
A recent study by urban forestry guru David Nowak and other researchers at U.S. Forest Service and The Davey Institute found that urban trees save at least one life per year in most cities and up to 8 people per year in large ...
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