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Richmond Upon Thames

Top 10… green places to live

Rebecca Campbell

30th March, 2012

From great public transport to carbon reduction initiatives, the UK’s towns and cities are making strides towards becoming greener places to live. Rebecca Campbell takes a closer look at the most impressive more...
wall street

The Art of Mindful Walking: how to walk in the city

Adam Ford

15th July, 2011

From towpaths to parks, in this exclusive extract from The Art of Mindful Walking, Londoner Adam Ford says there's just as much pleasure to be had from city strolling as from country hiking more...

Top 10… greenest UK cities

Ruth Styles

11th March, 2011

From recycling schemes to conserving green spaces, Ruth Styles rounds up the UK's eco-friendliest places to live more...
Straddling bus

Cities must ‘radically change’ transport systems to cope with population explosion

Kara Moses

2nd December, 2010

A new Forum for the Future report outlines radical ways in which British - and worldwide - cities need to reinvent transport infrastructures to deal with excessive populations more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson: spare a moment for the bang bang men of Chongquing...

29th October, 2010

Although the rise of mega-cities raises disturbing questions about living standards and livelihoods, the spread of city living is not all bad, says Tom Hodgkinson more...
Migrating birds

Trees a 'low-cost' solution to air pollution and biodiversity loss in cities

Ecologist

2nd July, 2010

Native woods and trees in urban areas, including gardens, provide haven for wildlife, reduce air pollution, surface run-off and flooding more...
Fruit tree

Persuading your local station to plant fruit trees

Laura Laker

2nd March, 2010

Armed with just a good idea and big dose of enthusiasm you can transform a bleak area into a mini orchard. Plus, the best way to approach a station manager... more...
Pedestrian walkways

PHOTO GALLERY: Visionary architect unveils eco designs

Christine Ottery

24th December, 2009

An exhibition in Beijing reveals architect Paolo Soleri's latest radical green city concept more...
Material_evidence

Home truths - low-carbon materials key to greener dwellings

James Hulme

1st June 2009

Forget complex, high-end technologies – basic truths and natural, low-carbon materials hold the key to sustainable and truly energy-efficient homes, argues James Hulme more...
stacked cards

Sustainable cities- rethinking sustainable building

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2009

Sustainability consultant Dr David Strong tells Pat Thomas why the way we think about sustainable building needs to be demolished and rebuilt
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Green_roadmap

Sustainable transport - a green roadmap?

Hank Dittmar

1st June, 2009

Sustainable transport offers not only a golden ticket out of our pollution- and traffic-choked cities, but also a means of improving the health and well-being of travellers and society alike. more...
City,sitopia

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...

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Homes for change

Homes for climate change

Susan Roaf

1st June, 2009

Building a more sustainable future is vital if our societies are to survive in a post-fossil-fuel future – but, argues Susan Roaf, the way we build must itself first change more...
Sustainable city

Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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Greening Cities

Dan Box

1st April, 2003

With human beings about to become a predominantly urban species, Dan Box asks whether cities can ever be sustainable. more...

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