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"Clean River Soon:" Floating “billboard” made of grass doubles as a water filter in the Philippines.
It’s easy to think that London is a pretty green city. But there’s no shortage of urban motorways too, and the air quality is among the worst in Europe.
Images © Bell Phillips
You can walk, or you can take public transport. But for millions of people in Bangkok, the car is the only option.
The team from Amsterdam’s De Ceuvel project explain how nature can be harnessed to clean former industrial sites.
Justin Bennett on looking for moments of stillness in New York City.
Light pollution means less than 50% of people in the UK can see clear skies at night. What can we do to reduce light pollution?
Motion sensitive lighting. Why doesn’t every city have this?
Better-designed street lighting can reduce light pollution in our cities.
What do you think are the most relevant and viable ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions in cities?
Just in time for Halloween: no skeletons, witches, or giant spiders - instead, something real and more terrifying - witness the life in Cherepovetz City (the name loosely translates as “City of Skulls”), the center of the Russian North-West SeveroStal industrial zone:
Housing minister Grant Shapps on a new government report proposing zero-carbon homes from 2016.
Could New York become the greenest city in the world? This video illustrates newly implemented changes, ranging from increased bicycle infrastructure, a bus rapid transport system, and ambitious pedestrianisation of public space. Are New York’s efforts proof that cities are beginning to realise they need to improve quality of life for urban dwellers?
By Joe Peach
Matthew Kahn, UCLA economist.
Ben Paynter considers the longevity of the city after visiting America’s most toxic town.