Posts Tagged ‘cities’

Vertical Veg: Growing Food, Sharing Knowledge, Building Community

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: October 29th, 2012

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 [...]

Growing Cities: Filmmaker Dan Susman Discusses Urban Agriculture

Posted by Sarah Parkinson, Published: August 31st, 2012

By Sarah Parkinson

Dan Susman Dan Susman’s first experience with farming was growing giant pumpkins in his backyard as a kid. Since those early days, the Omaha, NE native has always known that growing food was something essential. Now, after graduating from Dartmouth College with degrees in Ecology and Environmental Studies, Dan has dedicated himself to tackling the problems of our national food system. With [...]

Anchoring Wealth to Sustain Cities and Population Growth

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

By Gar Alperovitz, Thad Williamson, and Steve Dubb

city 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 flickr.com)   In Brief There will [...]

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