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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.


2017[edit]

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How a city in Spain got rid of its cars, Aug 30 [1]

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Germany: How Essen has thrown off its heavy industrial past to become a model of sustainability, Jun 26 [2]

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit, Jun 7 [3]

An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World's First Favela Community Land Trust, Jun 1 [4]

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Quebec: Meet Montréal’s New Wave of Activist Developers, May 30 [5]

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Netherlands: Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design, May 12 [6]

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Sweden: Stockholm Starts a Friendly Rivalry Over Car-Free Planning, May 12 [7]

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Ohio: Kenmore prepares for 3rd Akron Better Block this summer, May 12 [8]

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In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing, Apr 12 [9]

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Texas: Overcoming Stigma: One Event at a Time, Mar 31 [10]

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The Future of Portland’s Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood. Mar 20 [11]

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Detroit: Public, not private, interests now rule riverfront plan, Mar 11 [12]

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Maryland: Upcycling Baltimore's vacant buildings tackles both empty houses and unemployment, by @eillieanzi, Feb 27 [13]

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New Municipalism in Poland, Feb 17 [14]

2016[edit]

101 small ways you can improve your city, Sep 22 [15]

Would you live in a wooden skyscraper? Sep 22 [16]

The future of housing is here: CC Talks with the Open Building Institute, Aug 2 [17]

How to win back the city: the Barcelona en Comú guide to overthrowing the elite, Jun 22 [18]

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

The Principles of Ethical Redevelopment, Mar 10 [20]

City as a Commons: Flint to Italy, 200 activists flock to Bologna to how the commons can be incorporated into city governance, February 8 [21]

2015[edit]

How do you create a city for all? The answer lies in West Norwood, Dec 2 [22]

Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance, September 1 [23]

Interviewed: Professor Christian Iaione on the City as Commons, February 17 [24]

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free, January 13 [25]

2014[edit]

Three Rules for Starting a Neighborhood, December 2 [26]

Cities Partner with Rural Communities to Protect Water, The benefits of recognizing watersheds as commons around the globe, january 17 [27]

2013[edit]

How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness, Jul 26 [28]

2012[edit]

CarbonCure makes concrete go green ‘without compromise’, [29] September 17

Smart Booth Transforms Lowly Phone Booth Into Solar Powered Community Hub, May 16 [30]

Transforming derelict buildings into vertical gardens, February 21 [31]

2011[edit]

2011: Design, Download And Print Your House With WikiHouse, [32] August 20

2010[edit]

2010: Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’, [33] February 14

Comment[edit]

2017

Where is the world's most walkable city? Sep 12 [34]

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Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [35]

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Israel: New Report Highlights the Role of Sharing in Promoting Urban sustainability, Jul 24 [36]

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy, Jun 27 [37]

What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Jun 6 [38]

WikiBlock: Build your own urban furniture, May 31 [39]

Good Design Isn't Enough to Build a Successful Public Space, Mar 31 [40]

6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World, Mar 13 [41]

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To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture, Mar [42]

The Fab City: It's More Than Just a City Full of Fab Labs, Feb 6 [43]

2016

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Rio de Janeiro: The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? Nov 15 [44]

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


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