Bones pràctiques

  • Kamikatsu, la ciudad japonesa que en 2020 no generaría basura

    + info: Plataforma Urbana En 2003, el municipio de Kamikatsu anunció que implementaría su primer sistema de reciclaje para que en 2020 fuera la primera ciudad japonesa en no generar basura. Sin embargo, a 12 años de su lanzamiento, ha permitido alcanzar...

    • gener 9, 2016
  • El movimiento que busca hacer de São Paulo una ciudad más caminable

    + info: Plataforma Urbana “En algún momento de tu vida eres peatón. Ama a los peatones como a ti mismo“. Bajo ese lema y considerando que las ciudades no siempre son los espacios más amigables para los...

    • gener 9, 2016
  • Rotterdam Is Building an Ingenious, Super-Green City Heating System, Rachel Keeton

    + info: NextCity Rotterdam is chilly. From November until about the end of April, the city’s average temperature hovers between 1°C and 5°C (34°F – 41°F). The problem for many, however, isn’t the cold so much as...

    • gener 7, 2016
  • Utrecht takes step towards paying people a salary whether they work or not

    + info: The Guardian It’s an idea whose adherents over the centuries have ranged from socialists to libertarians to far-right mavericks. It was first proposed by Thomas Paine in his 1797 pamphlet, Agrarian Justice, as a system in...

    • gener 7, 2016
  • Stockholm’s ‘Reverse’ Congestion Charge Would Pay Cyclists With Driving Fees

    + info: City Lab   Under a new plan, money collected from the city’s high-traffic zones would go toward bike upgrades. Congestion charging for cars has become a standard measure of traffic control in many cities. But...

    • gener 7, 2016
  • Aarhus is Giving Bikers the Green Light

    + info: SmithSonianmag.com If you’re a cyclist in Aarhus, Denmark, you might soon be able to pedal from home to work or school in the morning without stopping at a single red light. As part of a...

    • desembre 23, 2015
  • Vending Machine Dispenses Urban Farm Eggs

    + info: Popup City Hamburg urban farm Hühnerhof der Motte has existed for almost 30 years. In an attempt to find new ways to sell their eggs to customers the farmers came up with a simple and very effective idea — a vending...

    • desembre 9, 2015
  • A town in Tuscany is paying people to cycle to work, Gianni Pericolo

    + info: CityMetric The town of Massarosa in the province of Lucca has implemented a new bike scheme, wherein it pays citizens to bike to work rather than use their cars. Under its pilot plan, the Tuscan...

    • desembre 9, 2015
  • Bold redesign makes Indian City a Rolemodel

    + info: Sustainia The redesign of Indian city Chennai wins the 2015 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger, for its solution to the city’s mounting air pollution and traffic casualties. Chennai receives the award while dealing with...

    • desembre 9, 2015
  • Measuring Stockholm’s Eco-District Success

    Font: Next City   Indeed, the issue of environmental sustainability has often been framed as mutually exclusive from economic development, with regulation hindering market growth. Amid the current shift to seeing sustainability — especially as it relates...

    • novembre 25, 2015