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. Image: The Hague car-free city-centre. The Hague, in the Netherlands, has a huge and wide car-free city-centre. As a result, one may see lots of bicycles, pedestrians, some trams, people getting around and buying in the local commerce. This type of urban policies provide citizens safety, humanity, air quality, much less noise, and quality of life. July 2014. Author: João Pimentel Ferreira
  • Wooden housing boom needed to boost climate goals, says new study – but is it possible?, The Conversation (Aug 30, 2022)
  • Human disruption to Earth’s freshwater cycle has exceeded the safe limit, our research shows, The Conversation (Jun 27, 2022)
  • Imagine we designed our cities on Seven Generations principles - actively stewarding our places for the future, The Daily Alternative (Jun 26, 2022)
  • More flowers, fewer cars: the rewilders turning parking spaces into parks, The Guardian (Jun 22, 2022) — Across the UK and Europe, the ‘parklet’ movement is gaining pace, transforming dead spaces where cars used to be into pockets of green
  • Cities need to be redesigned for the climate crisis. Can they make us happy, too?, (Mar 28, 2022)
  • Concrete fuels climate change – but there’s a nature-friendly way to defend coasts from rising seas, The Conversation (Mar 22, 2022)
  • As sea levels rise, coastal megacities will need more than flood barriers, The Conversation (Mar 15, 2022)

2021[edit | edit source]

Bauhaus in Africa: the hospital in sweltering Senegal inspired – and funded – by the Albers, Nov 11 [1]

Colombia's Medellin plants 'green corridors' to beat rising heat, Jul 28 [2]

  • Car Free Cities for climate and health, (Jun 21, 2021) — and why climate justice is a feminist issue.

2020[edit | edit source]

Waltham Forest building a 15-minute borough, Dec 21 [3]

It looks like the pandemic is helping us to move our business into the streets - and killing the urban car along the way, Oct 15 [4]

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Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives, Sep 10 [5]

Bologna pioneers a model of municipal housing cooperative, May 28 [6] ...Italy news

Bristol reveals plans to pedestrianise historic centre in Covid-19 revamp, May 21 [7]

The fifteen-minute city: imagine being only that far away from any major amenity. Paris is going there, Mar 4 [8]

'The streets are more alive': Ghent readers on a car-free city centre, Jan 20 [9]

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones, Jan 15 [10]

2019[edit | edit source]

Barcelona to open southern Europe's biggest low-emissions zone, Dec 31 [11]


Marmalade Lane: the car-free, triple-glazed, 42-house oasis, May 8 [12] ...Cambridgeshire

A Modest Proposal to Eliminate 11,000 Urban Parking Spots, Mar 29 [13] ...Amsterdam

Oslo Is (Almost) Car-Free -- And Likes It That Way, Mar 5 [14] ...Norway

Urban co-design for better wellbeing and health: Healthy New Town, Jan 9 [15] Urban sustainability UK news

Happy space, Jan [16]

2018[edit | edit source]

Timpson says a locally-driven approach needed to rejuvenate high streets. Retail industry experts have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres. Dec 20 [17] ...Urban sustainability UK news

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The city turning streets into gardens, Nov 22 [18] ...Paris

How renters are becoming co-owners and co-developers, Nov 8 [19] ...US news

Create Streets say: We don't want NIMBYs, but YIMBYs and BIMBYs (Y for "Yes", B for "Beautiful"), Oct 15 [20]

A City That Takes Climate Change Seriously: Paris, Oct 10 [21]

  • 'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars, The Guardian (Sep 18, 2018) — In Pontevedra, the usual soundtrack of a Spanish city has been replaced by the tweeting of birds and the chatter of humans
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Norway builds world's tallest timber tower, and it's both environmentally friendly and fire resistant, Sep 5 [22]

This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [23] ...Oxfordshire

Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’, Apr 29 [24]

Why 'urban villages' are on the rise around the world, Feb 1 [25]

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