CASwiki news articles have a focus on news of community action for sustainability. This article is an offshoot from CASwiki's London community action article and is for news and comment in that context. Image attribution: Philralph
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  • Amazon's e-cargo bikes and walkers to eat into London carbon footprint, newatlas.com (Jul 04, 2022)
  • Communities need a say in reviving 800 dead spaces across London, Siân Berry, london.gov.uk (Jun 06, 2022)
  • Majority of residents think Staveley Rd barrier is a success, chiswickcalendar.co.uk (May 30, 2022)
  • Islington Climate Emergency Centre – a movement is growing, realmedia.press (Mar 29, 2022) — "The science is clear. It's not those fighting to put food on the table who need to fix this mess, right? It's the high consuming communities, high consuming individuals who need to act furthest and fastest." Tom Bailey, TakeTheJump.org
  • A "makerspace" can be more than just crafting. London's Bloqs shows how it can boost local economy (and autonomy), The Alternative UK (Feb 07, 2022)
  • Camden calls for sites that could deliver Community led housing, communityledhousing.london (Feb 02, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

‘It’s a tranquil paradise’: the gardener transforming his city estate into a green haven, Nov 20 [1]

Campaign urges Londoners to take over parking spaces for a day, Sep 24 [2]

Beavers set to be released in London as part of urban rewilding, Jul 2 [3]

Community, community, community: WHO IS IT FOR? Apr 29 [4] ...Croydon

Involving people in planning will help us build a better city, Claire Harding, Mar 2 [5]

2020[edit | edit source]

So you want to set up a low-traffic neighbourhood? Here’s where to start. Nov 29 [6]

London hospital trust to pay £250k to install LTN for public health benefits, Nov 17 [7] ...Southwark

School Streets air quality monitoring project launched, Sep 22 [8]

Large areas of London to be made car-free as lockdown eased [9] May 15

2019[edit | edit source]

Uni bans burgers: No more beef to be sold on campus as students combat global warming. [10] Aug 13

London becomes the world's first National Park City. [11] Jul 23

First climate assembly in UK draws up wishlist for council action. [12] Jul 20 ...Camden

Alternative.Camden will give people a chance to co-create the future. [13] Jul 3

Thousands of parents take to the streets to demand action on climate change. [14] May 13 ...UK Climate news 2020

Thousands block roads in Extinction Rebellion protests across London. [15] Apr 15

Every One Every Day, new makerspace opens in London. [16] Mar 20 ...Barking and Dagenham

Cars, lorries and taxis to be banned from Tottenham Court Road, Jan 4 [17]

2018[edit | edit source]

London's wild plan to make the Tube carbon neutral by 2050, Nov 30 [18]

London considering car-free days in effort to tackle deadly pollution problem, May 15 [19]

“People Create Place: Doteveryone’s response to the Smarter London Listening Exercise”, Mar 29, by @rachelcoldicutt [20]

Waltham Forest The rebel bank, printing its own notes and buying back people's debts, Mar 23 [21]


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Food London: Meet London’s first 50 Urban Food Heroes using food for good, Mar 19 [22]

London’s first eco-friendly, human-powered gym is opening, Mar 19 [23]

London trials free water bottle refills in bid to cut plastic waste, Mar 15 [24]

It’s official: London will become the world’s first National Park City, Feb 10 [25]

Why Smart City London should be a #NetworkedCity: participatory, sharing, inclusive and accessible, Feb 9 [26]

Here are the six new London cycle routes the mayor has just green lit, Jan 30 [27]

2017[edit | edit source]

London Mayor Seeks Revival of Public Drinking Fountains, Dec 4 [28]

Finally, the suburbs might have a starring role, Rowan Moore, Dec 3 [29]

Bike lanes don't clog up our roads, they keep London moving, Dec 1 [30]

Sadiq Khan to tell London councils they should ban fracking, Nov 26 [31]

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Waltham Forest: How cargo bikes can help unclog London's congested roads, Nov 10 [32]


It's happening: Oxford Street will be pedestrianised next year, Nov 6 [33]

New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society - hopefully including grassroots groups, Nov 5 [34]

London's £10 T-charge comes into effect in fight against toxic car fumes, Oct 23 [35]

London’s Newest Park Is Now Open (And It’s Twice The Size Of Hyde Park), Oct 20 [36]

Islington: London gets 'first not-for-profit energy provider in more than 100 years', Oct 18 [37]


New solar community energy fund launched, Oct 13 [38]

The Shed Project Turns Vacant Buildings Into Livable Spaces, Oct 11 [39]

New Economics Foundation calls for ‘Khan’s Cars’ as mutually-owned alternative to Uber, Sep 22 [40]

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Hackney: We Went To London's First Zero Waste Shop And This Is What We Found, Sep 13 [41]


oBike, Mobike, Ofo, Urbo: why are so many new cycle hire services launching in London? Sep 5 [42]

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Southwark: Borough Market to phase out plastic bottle sales with free fountains, Aug 23 [43]

The @MayorofLondon is aiming to make London one of the greenest cities on Earth, Aug 21 [44]

London mayor considers pay-per-mile road pricing and ban on new parking, Jun 20 [45]

Plan unveiled for London to become a world-leading circular economy, Jun 19 [46]

The London Environment Strategy- What people told us they wanted, (date not found) [47]

Connecting Londoners organisation needed for civil society and action for social good: response to #TheWayAhead @lvscnews, Apr 4 [48]

Mayor plans to introduce Ultra Low Emission Zone in April 2019, Apr 4 [49] The most-polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily charge to drive within central London from 8 April 2019 under proposals announced today by the Mayor of London to help combat the capital’s toxic air crisis. Sadiq Khan is proposing to expand this charge, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), across Greater London for heavy diesel vehicles, including buses, coaches and lorries, in 2020, and up to the North and South Circular roads for cars and vans in 2021.

City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling, Jan 26 [50]

2016[edit | edit source]

London should create its own boulevards – even if it doesn't look like Paris, Dec 15 [51]

Sadiq Khan to spend £770m on London cycling initiatives, Dec 5 [52]

London gets its first 'play quarter', Oct 19 [53]

Havering London Borough Council puts forward plans to build 15.5MW of solar farms, Oct 11 [54]

‘Clean air champions’ to target idling drivers in air pollution crackdown, Oct 10 [55]

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Paris is banning traffic from half the city. Why can’t London have a car-free day? Sep 22 [56]

Have your say on SuDS in London: A Design Guide, Aug 19. Complete the online survey by Sunday 25 September 2016. Transport for London

The London rail network's Energy Gardens - in pictures, Aug 23 [57]

Londoners' own plan for London, Aug 11 [58]

Oxford Street to be pedestrianised by 2020, Jul 14 [59]


London's first cycling Quietway officially opens from Greenwich to Waterloo, Jun 14 [60]

Sadiq Khan to more than double size of London's clean air zone, May 13 [61]

Sadiq Khan to kick start a 'clean energy revolution' after London mayoral win, May 9 [62]

Videos: Boris's legacy - Londoners takes to Cycle Superhighways in droves, May 5 [63]

London: Global green city, Apr 6 [64]

Here’s why London’s next mayor should set up a municipal energy supply company, Mar 21 [65]

World’s first electric double-decker bus launches in London, Mar 16 [66]

East London needs a bike bridge, Mar 14 [67]

Alternative Transportation — A Floating Cycling Highway in London, March 8 [68]

London's iconic "Bike Crossrail" opens next month, Mar 7 [69]

How Cycling Is Getting More Popular With Women and Minorities in London, Mar 2 [70]

Cycling triples, driving down 50% in London, Mar 1 [71]

Over 300 volunteers show their love for trees in London, Feb 29 [72]

Cyclists in central London set 'to outnumber car drivers', February 3 [73]

“Arts hotel aims to provide affordable creative space”, January 6 [74]

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  4. southnorwoodcommunitykitchen.co.uk/blog
  5. centreforlondon.org
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  10. metro.news
  11. London Evening Standard
  12. The Guardian
  13. The Alternative UK
  14. @MetroUK
  15. The Guardian
  16. 3dprintingindustry.com
  17. London Evening Standard
  18. Wired UK
  19. The Independent
  20. medium.com/doteveryone
  21. The Guardian
  22. sustainweb.org
  23. standard.co.uk
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  26. connectinglondoners.blog
  27. @CityAM
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  34. connectinglondoners.blog
  35. The Guardian
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  39. popupcity.net
  40. neweconomics.org
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  43. The Guardian
  44. developmentfinancetoday.co.uk
  45. The Guardian
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  48. networkedcity.blog
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  53. @NewStartMag
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  55. londonnewsonline.co.uk
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  58. justspace.org.uk
  59. standard.co.uk
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  72. treesforcities.org
  73. BBC News
  74. The Guardian
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