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The Philadelphia Citizen

Courtney Duchene

11 September 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Philadelphia’s West Laurel Hill Cemetery has gone green. While the burial business may be notoriously filled with chemicals, this cemetery has introduced 50 different sustainability initiatives, including banning mach...

The New Yorker

Paige Williams

20 May 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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It turns out goats may be the answer to addressing invasive species. In Manhattan’s Riverside Park, a herd of goats were hired to to eat weeds, ivy, and nonnative species in an attempt to restore the balance of the ec...

Vox

Gina Barton

Christophe Haubursin

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12 April 2019

Halden, Norway

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Halden Prison in Norway has re-designed itself so that the look and feel of prison life isn’t an added punishment to restricted freedom. Designers took into consideration the role campus design plays in promoting or d...

Yes! Magazine

Lynn Freehill-Maye

18 February 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and publi...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

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5 December 2018

Nokesville, Virginia, United States

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In Virginia's Prince William County, one solar developer shows that the key to community support for renewables may be dialogue. Virginia Solar, a Richmond-based energy company, has won approval for a 20-megawatt sola...

Next City

James A. Anderson

10 September 2018

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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In St. Louis, Philadelphia, Detroit, and other postindustrial cities, community organizations and city officials are trying a number of methods to reduce the number of empty lots and vacant houses that plague neighbor...

NPR

Rhitu Chatterjee

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20 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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By using a "greening intervention," in which abandoned lots in low-income neighborhoods were turned into parks, researchers were able to determine that having a park in close proximity improved community member's ment...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

20 July 2018

Dallas, Texas, United States

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Trees are an effective bulwark against summer heat, providing shade and cooling the air as water evaporates from leaves. A collaborative project mapped heat and other considerations in Dallas and picked the neighborho...

Richland Source

Tracy Geibel

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15 June 2018

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Ohio has more than 50 land banks, which are best known for reducing blight by demolishing old buildings, but several land banks are trying creative ways to enhance their land on a budget. Successful projects include a...

Vice

Emily Weitz

12 October 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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'Tha Flower Factory' is setting out to help provide employment, mentor kids, and restore hopefulness and beauty to the city of Baltimore. This project employs individuals to plant flowers and seeds, helping bring down...

CityLab

Aviva Shen

7 October 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Below sea level and prone to floods, residents in New Orleans have been battling water for years. Urban Conservancy and other initiatives help residents to 'own' their water and install permeable concrete and water-lo...

Futurism

Dom Galeon

12 June 2017

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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CityTree doesn't resemble the typical tree, but it provides the environmental benefit of 275: this structure, designed for urban landscaping by "Green City Solutions," filters air, cools the surrounding environment an...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

8 June 2017

Prattville, Alabama, United States

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Prattville, Alabama's city-run Historic Redevelopment Authority has emulated the downtown revitalization project successfully implemented by Columbus, Georgia in an effort to reverse the community's issues of vacant i...

Citiscope

Gregory Scruggs

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30 January 2017

Vancouver, Canada

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Implementing and maintaining healthy urban forests is becoming more popular throughout communities internationally. Results from cities that have moved in this direction not only include an improvement to community an...

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