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In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green, Nov 14 [1]

2017[edit]

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The European cities leading the way in car-free living, Oct 14 [2]

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Oregon Depave picks away pavement to create green space, Oct 11 [3]

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Oxfordshire: Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban, Oct 12 [4]

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How a city in Spain got rid of its cars, Aug 30 [5]

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Germany: How Essen has thrown off its heavy industrial past to become a model of sustainability, Jun 26 [6]

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit, Jun 7 [7]

An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World's First Favela Community Land Trust, Jun 1 [8]

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Quebec: Meet Montréal’s New Wave of Activist Developers, May 30 [9]

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Netherlands: Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design, May 12 [10]

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Sweden: Stockholm Starts a Friendly Rivalry Over Car-Free Planning, May 12 [11]

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Ohio: Kenmore prepares for 3rd Akron Better Block this summer, May 12 [12]

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In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing, Apr 12 [13]

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Texas: Overcoming Stigma: One Event at a Time, Mar 31 [14]

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The Future of Portland’s Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood. Mar 20 [15]

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Detroit: Public, not private, interests now rule riverfront plan, Mar 11 [16]

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Maryland: Upcycling Baltimore's vacant buildings tackles both empty houses and unemployment, by @eillieanzi, Feb 27 [17]

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New Municipalism in Poland, Feb 17 [18]

2016[edit]

101 small ways you can improve your city, Sep 22 [19]

Would you live in a wooden skyscraper? Sep 22 [20]

The future of housing is here: CC Talks with the Open Building Institute, Aug 2 [21]

How to win back the city: the Barcelona en Comú guide to overthrowing the elite, Jun 22 [22]

More than just a flood defence: how Vejle built a blueprint for resilience, May 19 [23]

The Principles of Ethical Redevelopment, Mar 10 [24]

City as a Commons: Flint to Italy, 200 activists flock to Bologna to how the commons can be incorporated into city governance, February 8 [25]

2015[edit]

How do you create a city for all? The answer lies in West Norwood, Dec 2 [26]

Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance, September 1 [27]

Interviewed: Professor Christian Iaione on the City as Commons, February 17 [28]

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free, January 13 [29]

2014[edit]

Three Rules for Starting a Neighborhood, December 2 [30]

Cities Partner with Rural Communities to Protect Water, The benefits of recognizing watersheds as commons around the globe, january 17 [31]

2013[edit]

How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness, Jul 26 [32]

2012[edit]

CarbonCure makes concrete go green ‘without compromise’, [33] September 17

Smart Booth Transforms Lowly Phone Booth Into Solar Powered Community Hub, May 16 [34]

Transforming derelict buildings into vertical gardens, February 21 [35]

2011[edit]

2011: Design, Download And Print Your House With WikiHouse, [36] August 20

2010[edit]

2010: Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’, [37] February 14

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CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from Urban sustainability and is for news and comment in that global or international context.

Comment[edit]

2017

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Germany: Essen's experiment: can going green revive a post-industrial city economy? Oct 6 [38]

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Vancouver: Building the world’s greenest city, Sep 19 [39]

Where is the world's most walkable city? Sep 12 [40]

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Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [41]

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Israel: New Report Highlights the Role of Sharing in Promoting Urban sustainability, Jul 24 [42]

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy, Jun 27 [43]

Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Connecting People and the Streets, Jun 9 [44]

What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Jun 6 [45]

WikiBlock: Build your own urban furniture, May 31 [46]

Good Design Isn't Enough to Build a Successful Public Space, Mar 31 [47]

6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World, Mar 13 [48]

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To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture, Mar [49]

The Fab City: It's More Than Just a City Full of Fab Labs, Feb 6 [50]

2016

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Rio de Janeiro: The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? Nov 15 [51]

News sources[edit]

Sustainable Cities Collective

Blogs[edit]

Open Source Planning


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. enca.com
  2. standard.co.uk
  3. oregonlive.com
  4. The Guardian
  5. citiscope.org
  6. eu.smartcitiescouncil.com
  7. @detroitnews
  8. @Shareable
  9. nextcity.org
  10. fastcodesign.com
  11. citylab.com
  12. cleveland.com
  13. @yesmagazine
  14. civiccommons.us
  15. pdxmonthly.com
  16. @freep
  17. fastcoexist.com
  18. euroalter.com
  19. curbed.com
  20. sciencemag.org
  21. Creative Commons
  22. The Guardian
  23. The Guardian
  24. commonedge.org
  25. onthecommons.org
  26. The Guardian
  27. Ensia
  28. Shareable
  29. fastcoexist.com
  30. P2P Foundation
  31. On the Commons
  32. @yesmagazine
  33. business.financialpost.com
  34. triplepundit.com
  35. Sustainable Cities Collective
  36. popupcity.net, by Joop de Boer
  37. cityofsound
  38. The Guardian
  39. @ecobusinesscom
  40. The Guardian
  41. Shareable
  42. @Shareable
  43. theconversation.com
  44. TheCityFix
  45. TheCityFix
  46. smart-magazine.com
  47. citylab.com
  48. @Shareable
  49. dailyplanet.climate-kic.org
  50. Shareable
  51. rioonwatch.org


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