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Urban Farming for Greener Cities

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

By Isaiah Esipisu

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) Imagine a green city, literally, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil presents itself as a perfect example. Fruit trees sandwiched between closely packed skyscrapers lining the city streets create a cool, natural and relaxing environment. Continue Reading

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Megacities Face Life or Death Choices

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Analysis by Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (TerraViva) The clichĂ© that mammoth summits like Rio+20 are “too big to succeed” can also be applied to the megacities of our day such as Rio de Janeiro: they are simply too big to become green and sustainable. Continue Reading

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Bulging Cities Need Holistic Development Approach

Posted on 16 June 2012 by admin

By Amantha Perera

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun 16 (TerraViva) Equal access to riches and resources is a must if the world’s burgeoning urban population is to achieve sustainable development, experts say. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “We All Have to Start Being City Changers”

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

Rousbeh Legatis interviews JOAN CLOS, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12, 2012 (IPS/TerraViva) – Building the cities of the future requires not only smarter planning but a profound shift toward greater equity and social justice, says Joan Clos, executive director of the U.N. Human Settlements Programme, or UN-HABITAT. Continue Reading

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