UN Sustainable Development Goals look to city and food resilience

The latest outcome document from the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals released 19th July 2014, target the need for change in city policy, infrastructure and planning in order to remake our cities for resilience and sustainable agriculture. These goals will be considered by the General Assembly at its 68th session, for inclusion intoContinue reading “UN Sustainable Development Goals look to city and food resilience”

Cracking open the Beehive : Visiting Montreal’s Rooftop Bee Colony to Talk about the End-of-the-World

Originally posted on Citizen Sketcher:
I imagine we have all heard the stories about the vanishing honey bees, collapsing colonies, and the risk it all poses to the production of food. This spring it seems every news outlet was running something about bee-troubles. (Note – not a domestic honey bee in the sketch – I…

empowering community

Tactical Urbanism is occurring globally in communities large and small. The impetus is simple, connecting and supporting local community through empowering people to create and activate the urban areas around their properties. In a world where we define our homes by property boundaries only, this movement seeks to redefine our understanding of the land andContinue reading “empowering community”