Mixing education with food security
Nov24

Mixing education with food security

Urban farming is the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Examples of food products grown include crops such as grains, root crops, vegetables, mushrooms and fruit. Most importantly urban farming can make an important contribution to food security especially in times of crisis or food shortages. Produce is either consumer by the producers or sold in urban markets such as weekend farmers’ markets that...

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Hamburg’s resilience plan
Nov19

Hamburg’s resilience plan

Cities around the world are being impacted by more frequent and severe weather-events. With global urban populations increasing rapidly, and cities encroaching into natural watersheds, more people and infrastructure will be in harms way in the decades to come. To reduce risks to human life, property and infrastructure from climate change extreme-weather events cities need to embed resilience-thinking into current and future...

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Berlin becoming a climate-friendly city
Nov12

Berlin becoming a climate-friendly city

This year, Berlin launched the BerlinStrategy | Urban Development Concept Berlin 2030. The BerlinStrategy revolves around three key themes in achieving a sustainable future: Economic strength: Berlin will be an established leader in science, employment, training and qualifications Quality of life: Berlin will be a center of creativity and enthusiasm for art, culture, tourism and sport, and a diverse urban metropolis that is easy to...

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Rotterdam on the path to becoming a resilient city
Nov04

Rotterdam on the path to becoming a resilient city

A resilient city according to resilientcity.org is one that “has developed capacities to help absorb future shocks and stresses to its social, economic, and technical systems and infrastructures so as to still be able to maintain essentially the same functions, structures, systems, and identity”. One city on a path to becoming a resilient city in the face of climate change is Rotterdam. Rotterdam’s strategy to become resilient In...

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