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Deidre's vertical vegetable garden - An overview of these stacked gardens, with a detailed how-to.

With intelligent choices, you can be a truly sustainable city dweller.

Sustainable city living is about personal as well as societal choices, in the shape of our built environment as well as our habits. It includes transport, water use, and building design, as well as our food choices.

You can be significantly greener in the city than living in the suburbs or outside town. than if you lived in the leafy suburbs or on a hobby farm.

Many of the biggest factors are the choices we make as communities, especially through our governments - as discussed at Sustainable cities. Being active in our communities, and advocating intelligent green choices in strategic decisions is one of the best things we can do.

Appropedia is a wiki, so you can create and edit content to share information and collaborate with others on how to live sustainably in the city, and as an urban society.

Category tree Sample pages

Green Manhattan

Transition Towns

Hammarby Sjöstad, Sweden

Rainwater urban design and infrastructure


Benefits of cycling

Mass Transit Folding bike seat

Lazy gardening

Balcony gardens

Sustainable agriculture in New York City

Open content from the web

Discovering Urbanism: <rss number=4 title=off desc=off>http://discoveringurbanism.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss</rss>

If there is other good open news content or blog feeds, they can be added here. (Streetsblog, below, does not use an open license, but can be displayed here until something else is found.)

Streetsblog Network - featured posts: <rss number=2 title=off desc=off>http://streetsblog.net/category/featured/feed/</rss>

You also can join the sustainable cities members of Appropedia. Just copy and paste the following (including brackets) code into your userpage: {{User Sustainable cities}}