World examples of Green Urbanism

Geoff Ghitter & Noel Keough at Fast Forward Weekly reporting on how ‘modern urban life — at least, the technology that makes it all possible — has made a stranger of nature’

The problem is that our flick-and-flush existence conceals many of the destructive effects our consumption patterns create and the fragile state of the ecological systems that underpin them.

Ghitter and Keough write about working with rather than against nature using examples from books written by Timothy Beatley and examples from Freiburg, Germany; Curitiba, Brazil; and other cities from Finland and Sweden.

read more at Fast Forward Weekly – Green Urbanism: Learning from the world