15 May '14, 9pm

In the urban green revolution, small is big

More than 100 years later, he couldn't be more wrong. Big, top-down building projects no longer stir the imaginations of North American city dwellers. Now people are excited about little changes to our urban fabric. Small, creative projects that make cities more livable are popping up in unexpected places: alleys, front yards, vacant lots and parking spaces. Whether its yarn-bombed street furniture, roadway parking turned to mini-parkettes or guerrilla gardens in overlooked spaces, these often-unauthorized interventions are helping to transform properties and neighbourhoods, one light, quick, cheap tweak at a time. Last spring, residents of Toronto's Palmerston Square took note when an old chalkboard suddenly appeared on a tall, rusted schoolyard fence that runs along their quiet residential street — the first salvo from two participants in the David Suzuki Foundation's Ho...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2014/05/...

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runnersworld.com 14 May '14, 2pm

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runnersworld.com 14 May '14, 1pm

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Green hair is the best!

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antwerpenstreetstyle.com 18 May '14, 1pm

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danielfooddiary.com 14 May '14, 7am

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nature.org 18 May '14, 12pm

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limburgsalsafestival.com 16 May '14, 10am

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The Benefits Of Eating A Big Breakfast

running.competitor.com 16 May '14, 6pm

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Death to #malls! Or not? @blackurbanist

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The quiet zoo revolution

The quiet zoo revolution

news.mongabay.com 19 May '14, 1pm

Gerardo Garcia with Chester Zoo's Act for Wildlife collects Bermuda rock skinks on Southampton Island. Recently the Cheste...