Posts Tagged ‘urban planning’

Vertical Veg: Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge, Building Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2013

By Sarah Parkinson

Mark Ridsdill Smith at work on his garden balcony(Image credit: Miki Yamanouchi, Vertical Veg) Most people looking at his Camden flat might have seen a cozy brick apartment packed in tightly against its neighbors, the sort of building that fits in well with London’s historic urban architecture. But Mark Ridsdill Smith saw an opportunity for agriculture. In 2009, Mark started growing food [...]

Anchoring Wealth to Sustain Cities and Population Growth

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 2nd, 2012

By Gar Alperovitz, Thad Williamson, and Steve Dubb

The following article is reposted from the July 2012 Solutions Journal. A commuter train station in Vauban, Germany, a suburb of Freiburg recently constructed on the assumption that residents will not own cars. This kind of concerted policy effort will be critical if the U.S. hopes to move away from sprawling “throwaway” cities. Photo credit: Björn Freiberg (via   In Brief There will [...]

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