Urban sustainability news 2017

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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

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December[edit | edit source]

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Young people want walkable neighbourhoods, but safety is a worry, Dec 17 [1] Australia news

What could Vienna’s low-cost housing policy teach the UK? Dec 12 [2] ...Austria

London Mayor Seeks Revival of Public Drinking Fountains, Dec 4 [3]

November[edit | edit source]

It's happening: Oxford Street will be pedestrianised next year, Nov 6 [4]

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In Morocco, a blue tourist town is turning green, Nov 14 [5]

October[edit | edit source]

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The European cities leading the way in car-free living, Oct 14 [6]

Depave picks away pavement to create green space, Oct 11 [7] ...Oregon

Oxford aims for world’s first zero emissions zone with petrol car ban, Oct 12 [8] Oxfordshire

Essen's experiment: can going green revive a post-industrial city economy? Oct 6 [9] ...Germany

September[edit | edit source]

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Building the world’s greenest city, Sep 19 [10] ...Vancouver

Where is the world's most walkable city? Sep 12 [11]

August[edit | edit source]

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How a city in Spain got rid of its cars, Aug 30 [12]

Berlin's Holzmarkt Shows the Incredible Potential of Urban Villages, Aug 23 [13]

July[edit | edit source]

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New Report Highlights the Role of Sharing in Promoting Urban sustainability, Jul 24 [14] ...Israel

June[edit | edit source]

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How Madrid's residents are using open-source urban planning to create shared spaces – and build democracy, Jun 27 [15]

How Essen has thrown off its heavy industrial past to become a model of sustainability, Jun 26 [16] ...Germany

Public Spaces: 10 Principles for Connecting People and the Streets, Jun 9 [17]

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Eco-friendly ‘green’ district launched in Detroit, Jun 7 [18]

What About the People? Unlocking the Key to Socially Sustainable and Resilient Communities, Jun 6 [19]

An Informal Settlement in Puerto Rico Has Become the World's First Favela Community Land Trust, Jun 1 [20]

May[edit | edit source]

WikiBlock: Build your own urban furniture, May 31 [21]

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Meet Montréal’s New Wave of Activist Developers, May 30 [22] ...Quebec

Experimental City: How Rotterdam Became A World Leader In Sustainable Urban Design, May 12 [23] ...Netherlands

Stockholm Starts a Friendly Rivalry Over Car-Free Planning, May 12 [24] ...Sweden

Kenmore prepares for 3rd Akron Better Block this summer, May 12 [25] ...Ohio

April[edit | edit source]

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In Berlin, a Model for Creative and Affordable Housing, Apr 12 [26]

March[edit | edit source]

Good Design Isn't Enough to Build a Successful Public Space, Mar 31 [27]

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Overcoming Stigma: One Event at a Time, Mar 31 [28] ...Texas

The Future of Portland’s Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood. Mar 20 [29]

6 Groundbreaking Community Land Trusts and Housing Co-ops from Around the World, Mar 13 [30]

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To engage citizens in planning technology must be matched with a participatory culture, Mar [31]

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

February[edit | edit source]

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

New Municipalism in Poland, Feb 17 [34]

The Fab City: It's More Than Just a City Full of Fab Labs, Feb 6 [35]

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