Peterborough

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Cathedral Square, Peterborough - Attribution Philip Halling

Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 202,110 in 2017.

In 2020 planning was granted for a new university which will be based on Bishops Road, a five minute walk from the City Centre, the university will be run by Anglia Ruskin University and will be an Employment Focused University which will have four faculties including The Faculty of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability. W

Peterborough community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

In 1994, Peterborough was designated one of four environment cities in the UK and began working to become the country's acknowledged environment capital. Peterborough Environment City Trust, an independent charity, was set up at the same time to work towards this goal, delivering projects promoting healthier and sustainable living in the city. The council and regional development agency have taken advice on regeneration issues from a number of internationally recognised experts, including Benjamin Barber (formerly an adviser to President Bill Clinton), Jan Gustav Strandenaes (United Nations adviser on environmental issues) and Patama Roorakwit (a Thai "community architect"). W

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The Peterborough Millennium Green Wheel is a 50-mile (80 km) network of cycleways, footpaths and bridleways which provide safe, continuous routes around the city with radiating spokes connecting to the city centre. The project has also created a sculpture trail, which provides functional, landscape artworks along the Green Wheel route and a Living Landmarks project involving the local community in the creation of local landscape features such as mini woodlands, ponds and hedgerows. Another long-distance footpath, the Hereward Way, runs from Oakham in Rutland, through Peterborough, to East Harling in Norfolk. W

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2015

The Green Backyard celebrates after receiving £12,500 for new solar power system for Peterborough site, October 26 [1]

Thousands of pounds on offer in new Peterborough recycling scheme, October 22 [2]

2014

Lessons from Peterborough: how to get, use and present a city's data, June 17 [3]

2010

Do unto others: on the appropriation of citizen empowerment, Kevin Harris, [4] March 19

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Events[edit | edit source]

2016

August 13 Peterborough Environment City Trust Green Festival

2015

September 19 - 20 Harvest Festival www.metalculture.com

Interwiki links[edit | edit source]

Peterborough W, Peterborough Green Wheel W

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