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City of Denver Advances Local Food Policy With Public-Private Partnerships

Denver and Food Security

Where does your food come from? Residents of Denver may have scratched their heads over it, because most of the city’s food was sourced from elsewhere. Recently, however, stakeholders in the private and public sectors collaborated to help food growers prosper within the Denver metropolitan area.[read more]

Greening London's Motorways to Create a New Future for the City

April 9, 2014 by This Big City

Green London Roads

Driving into London by car is an oddly seamless experience. The motorway never relents, meaning that motorists can dissect the capital’s suburban semis and Georgian terraces to float into the heart of Zone 1 without ever having to leave the luxury of three lanes.[read more]

New Friendly Garden Share Project for Bristol

April 8, 2014 by Paul Rainger

Bristol Garden Share

A new Friendly Garden Share project is starting up in Bristol, and is looking for neighbourhood co-ordinators across the city. The project puts owners of underused gardens who would like to share their space in touch with local growers. In return the gardener shares a proportion of the produce.[read more]

414 Cities Report Over 4000 Climate Actions

Cities and Climate Action

Looking for inspiration when tackling climate change? Take a look at what Cities do…. Cities and towns of diverse sizes and economic standings are registering more climate commitments, actions and performance – and are generally more ambitious than their national governments.[read more]

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Equity put at Forefront of Sustainable Urbanism at World Urban Forum 7

April 7, 2014 by David Thorpe
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Inclusion must be central to urbanism

Over 25,000 delegates have gathered in Medellin, Colombia for the seventh UN Habitats' World Urban Forum “Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life”, where the dominant theme is equality and inclusion.[read more]

New UN Report: World Is Ill-Prepared for Climate Change

April 6, 2014 by The Dirt ASLA

Climate Risk

In the second in a series of new reports, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the impacts of climate change are already being felt in every continent and every ocean, and the effects will worsen as greenhouse gases enter the atmosphere at an accelerated rate.[read more]

LPL Financial Opens San Diego Net-Zero Energy Office Tower

April 5, 2014 by Glenn Meyers

Net-Zero Office Tower

 

LPL Financial today announced the opening of its new net-zero energy San Diego headquarters, Tower II at La Jolla Commons. The company reports this facility is the largest net-zero energy commercial office building in the U.S.[read more]

Top Five Under-Rated Low Carbon Transport Solutions

Low Carbon Transport

Climate change is not a joke. Here at TheCityFix, we realize that we need to get serious about our strategies to reduce carbon emissions from transport. The world needs to explore bold, creative approaches to climate change mitigation if we are to preserve this world for future generations.[read more]

Your Neighborhood (or Mine, or Anyone's) After Nature's Jungle Takes Over

April 3, 2014 by Kaid Benfield

Neighborhoods and Green Creep

Remember that book from a few years ago, "The World Without Us"? It depicted the post-apocalyptic ruins of civilization once the buildings and infrastructure began to wear down and there was no one around to tame the inevitable reclaiming of territory by weeds, vines, vermin, and the like.[read more]

Moscow Metro's Commuter Dogs

Moscow Metro Dogs!

Over the past few years, a number of incredible stories have surfaced about stray dogs in Moscow – dogs that sleep in the suburbs, take the subway downtown in the morning with other commuters and return home in the evening after a hard day’s work of foraging in the city.[read more]

Two Case Studies Show Cities Return to Physical Activity

Cities and Activity

 

Worldwide, people are moving less – taking their car, abandoning walking and bicycling, or perhaps unable to visit a neighborhood park or play space because it may not exist. In real numbers, as outlined by the Designed to Move campaign, physical activity is also declining in key emerging economies.[read more]

“The Wind at Our Backs": An Interview with Alta Bicycle Share Co-Founder Jeff Olson

Bike Sharing

Recently Jeff Olson, co-founder of Alta Bicycle Share, took a moment to sit down for a discussion on bike-share and sustainable urban mobility with TheCityFix. Our discussion spanned Olson’s thirty years of work in the field and his thoughts on the future of sustainable transport.[read more]