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May 28 Italy: Bologna pioneers a model of municipal housing cooperative [1]


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May 21 Bristol news: Bristol reveals plans to pedestrianise historic centre in Covid-19 revamp [2]

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Mar 4 The fifteen-minute city: imagine being only that far away from any major amenity. Paris is going there [3]

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Jan 20 'The streets are more alive': Ghent readers on a car-free city centre [4]


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Dec 31 Barcelona to open southern Europe's biggest low-emissions zone [5]


May 8 Cambridgeshire: Marmalade Lane: the car-free, triple-glazed, 42-house oasis [6]

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Mar 29 Amsterdam: A Modest Proposal to Eliminate 11,000 Urban Parking Spots [7]

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Mar 5 Norway: Oslo Is (Almost) Car-Free -- And Likes It That Way [8]


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


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Paris: The city turning streets into gardens, Nov 22 [10]

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US news: How renters are becoming co-owners and co-developers, Nov 8 [11]

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Norway builds world's tallest timber tower, and it's both environmentally friendly and fire resistant, Sep 5 [12]

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Los Angeles Tests the Power of ‘Play Streets’, Apr 29 [13]


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Australia: Young people want walkable neighbourhoods, but safety is a worry, Dec 17 [14]


London news: London Mayor Seeks Revival of Public Drinking Fountains, Dec 4 [15]

It's happening: Oxford Street will be pedestrianised next year, Nov 6 [16]


In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green, Nov 14 [17]


The European cities leading the way in car-free living, Oct 14 [18]

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Oregon Depave picks away pavement to create green space, Oct 11 [19]

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Oxfordshire: Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban, Oct 12 [20]

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How a city in Spain got rid of its cars, Aug 30 [21]

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Germany: How Essen has thrown off its heavy industrial past to become a model of sustainability, Jun 26 [22]

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit, Jun 7 [23]

An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World's First Favela Community Land Trust, Jun 1 [24]

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Quebec: Meet Montréal’s New Wave of Activist Developers, May 30 [25]


Netherlands: Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design, May 12 [26]

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Sweden: Stockholm Starts a Friendly Rivalry Over Car-Free Planning, May 12 [27]


Ohio: Kenmore prepares for 3rd Akron Better Block this summer, May 12 [28]

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In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing, Apr 12 [29]

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Texas: Overcoming Stigma: One Event at a Time, Mar 31 [30]

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The Future of Portland’s Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood. Mar 20 [31]

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Detroit: Public, not private, interests now rule riverfront plan, Mar 11 [32]

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Maryland: Upcycling Baltimore's vacant buildings tackles both empty houses and unemployment, by @eillieanzi, Feb 27 [33]

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New Municipalism in Poland, Feb 17 [34]


101 small ways you can improve your city, Sep 22 [35]

Would you live in a wooden skyscraper? Sep 22 [36]

The future of housing is here: CC Talks with the Open Building Institute, Aug 2 [37]

How to win back the city: the Barcelona en Comú guide to overthrowing the elite, Jun 22 [38]

More than just a flood defence: how Vejle built a blueprint for resilience, May 19 [39]

The Principles of Ethical Redevelopment, Mar 10 [40]

City as a Commons: Flint to Italy, 200 activists flock to Bologna to how the commons can be incorporated into city governance, February 8 [41]


How do you create a city for all? The answer lies in West Norwood, Dec 2 [42]

Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance, September 1 [43]

Interviewed: Professor Christian Iaione on the City as Commons, February 17 [44]

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free, January 13 [45]


Three Rules for Starting a Neighborhood, December 2 [46]

Cities Partner with Rural Communities to Protect Water, The benefits of recognizing watersheds as commons around the globe, january 17 [47]


How to Design Our Neighborhoods for Happiness, Jul 26 [48]


CarbonCure makes concrete go green ‘without compromise’, [49] September 17

Smart Booth Transforms Lowly Phone Booth Into Solar Powered Community Hub, May 16 [50]

Transforming derelict buildings into vertical gardens, February 21 [51]


2011: Design, Download And Print Your House With WikiHouse, [52] August 20


2010: Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’, [53] February 14

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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.



Jan 15 The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones [54]


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Dec 20 Urban sustainability UK: 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 [56]

Create Streets say: We don't want NIMBYs, but YIMBYs and BIMBYs (Y for "Yes", B for "Beautiful"), Oct 15 [57]

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A City That Takes Climate Change Seriously: Paris, Oct 10 [58]

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Oxfordshire: This disastrous new project will change the face of Britain, yet no debate is allowed, George Monbiot, Aug 22 [59]

Why 'urban villages' are on the rise around the world, Feb 1 [60]



Austria: What could Vienna’s low-cost housing policy teach the UK? Dec 12 [61]

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Germany: Essen's experiment: can going green revive a post-industrial city economy? Oct 6 [62]

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Vancouver: Building the world’s greenest city, Sep 19 [63]

Where is the world's most walkable city? Sep 12 [64]

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Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [65]


Israel: New Report Highlights the Role of Sharing in Promoting Urban sustainability, Jul 24 [66]

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy, Jun 27 [67]

Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Connecting People and the Streets, Jun 9 [68]

What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Jun 6 [69]

WikiBlock: Build your own urban furniture, May 31 [70]

Good Design Isn't Enough to Build a Successful Public Space, Mar 31 [71]

6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World, Mar 13 [72]

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To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture, Mar [73]

The Fab City: It's More Than Just a City Full of Fab Labs, Feb 6 [74]



Rio de Janeiro: The Favela as a Community Land Trust: A Solution to Eviction and Gentrification? Nov 15 [75]

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