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If you’re a fan of urban art in a less-than-urban setting, and you find yourself near Milan in the coming weeks, check out Ecoismi - an art exhibition on sustainable development.
There’s some sustainable creativity afoot a few kilometres outside of Milan. Running for the third year, Ecoismi is an outdoor art project that looks at the topics of environmental protection and sustainable preservation.
Uncommon Ground: the perfect name for America’s greenest restaurant
With a list of accolades that doesn’t stop, Chicago’s Uncommon Ground is anything but common. Named“Greenest restaurant” in America in 2011 and 2013, winner of the governor’s sustainability award, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, restaurant of the year, green business of the year…the list goes on and on. And now the owners are adding: “first organic brewery in the state” to that list.
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Mathew Wood-Hill on the challenges facing future cities.
The Future’s Most Walkable Cities: Prepare to Be Surprised
Srividya Kalyanaraman, time.com
Walkable urban places are the cities of the future, a new study says. And where will those be? New York, Boston? Try Miami and Phoenix. No, we’re not kidding.
If you live in Washington D.C., New York City or Boston and your legs are your main…
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"Clean River Soon:" Floating “billboard” made of grass doubles as a water filter in the Philippines.
Tere García Alcaraz on urban activation in Barcelona.
Could Europe be redefined by a regional approach to renewable energy? Might this enable to continent to become energy self-sufficient, and in a sustainable manner?
This is the highest diversion rate of any major city in North America. San Francisco has set the goal of achieving zero waste, or sending nothing to the landfill or incineration, by the year 2020.
A new initiative from Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) and agency FCB Mayo does more than advertise—it cleans up the very air we breathe.