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  1. Petra Kopp
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  3. Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Let's start talking about how we can make our cities more sustainable!

I've just watched this TedTalk: Jaime Learner talks about how he reinvented urban space in his native Curitiba, Brazil:

https://www.ted.com/talks/jaime_lerner_sings_of_the_city

It's an inspiring talk!

I'd love to see and hear about other experiences, ideas and initiatives to transform urban living - will you share yours here?
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If we are to make cities truly sustainable it is going to take invention, innovation and imagination. I thought this article from the Guardian newspaper in the UK presented some fun, 'think differently' ideas

The Guardian: Ten quirky ideas for making our cities more sustainable
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  1. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/apr/16/ten-quirky-ideas-for-making-our-cities-more-sustainable
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The following article also reminded me that we have to think of the 'human factor' (psychology) as well as physical interventions and inventions. Technology alone won't save us; we need to clever urban planning to facilitate individuals taking the right actions, as per this article.

The Psychologist: The psychology of sustainable transport
https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-25/edition-9/psychology-sustainable-transport

This also reminds me of these fun experiments for encouraging people to do the right thing (I love the piano staircase):
http://www.thefuntheory.com/
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Found these two updates from the European Commission. I think useful for the discussion about sustainable cities:

- having a daily view on green spaces reduce stress
- there is a need for including roof top farming into the city planning
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And the green spaces one...
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This article from Webecoist features 15 eco-towers and sustainable skyscrapers around the world.

So many different and beautiful urban architecture solutions!
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  1. http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2009/09/21/going-up-go-green-15-eco-towers-sustainable-skyscrapers/
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Sustainable cities are resilient cities that are able to adapt to, mitigate, and promote economic, social, and environmental change.To know more information watch videos on OGyoutubeOGyoutube
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