Browsing Archive: October, 2019

The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, In : Sustainable cities 
An excerpt from Rob Hopkins’s new book From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2019).

Published on October 15, 2019, in YES! Magazine.

"A walk into the future, in a British city where housing is sustainable, energy is locally owned, food is abundant, and the work week is just three days long.

I wake, well rested, in the straw-bale-walled apartment my family and I call home. Built 15 years ago as part of a sust...

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Why inclusive cities start with safe streets

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, October 18, 2019, In : Sustainable cities 

New design guidelines from the American Society of Landscape Architects show us how to build them

By Diana Budds. Published in Curbed, on August 28, 2019

The fight for more equitable cities is taking to the streets—literally. New street design guidelines from the American Society for Landscape Architecture (ASLA) articulate why.

Last week, ASLA released universal design guidelines for neighborhoods, streets, parks and plazas, playgrounds, and gardens—a range of scales and projects for which ...

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Meeting the challenge of climate change offers the urban development opportunity of our lifetimes

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, In : Sustainable cities 
By Lord Nicholas Stern, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy & Climate

Published in Newsweek on September 23, 2019

The world is at a critical moment. Careful research and analysis has shown us that the kind of world we leave the future generations will depend on our decisions, investments and actions in the next two decades. Increasingly, the people, especially young people, are demanding that world leaders -many of whom are gathering at the UN Secretary General's Climate Action Sum...

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Drop the doom and gloom: Climate journalism is about empowerment

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, In : Climate change 
By Kamyar Razavi, PhD candidate in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Published in The Conversation (Canadian edition), on October 9, 2019

There is a simple irony in dealing with climate change. To get a handle on the problem means that, at a certain level, the conversation has to move away from climate change. What does that mean?
The secretary general of Amnesty International shed some light on this apparent contradiction ahead of September’s United Nations climate change c...

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