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Trenton Gets It Right: NYTimes Editorial

See the full editorial here. A coalition of community groups in Trenton is issuing photo identification cards to illegal immigrants. The cards are not government IDs, though they are accepted by many check-cashing companies, libraries, stores, and medical clinics, and … Continue reading

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Food Urbanism Pdf Download: RUAF

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Vancouver Releases Factsheet on City-Wide Composting: City Farmer

See brochure here. Very large download 6MB Composting conserves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates nutrient rich soil. The City of Vancouver engages residents to work toward these goals, offering educational programs, subsidized home composters, and a yard … Continue reading

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Cuba Plans City Farms to Ease Economy Woes: UK Guardian

Cuba plans city farms to ease economy woes: Project launched to ring urban areas with thousands of small farms in bid to reverse agricultural decline.

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Philadelphia City Council Passes Unanimous Vote to Create Sustainable City Policy

PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading

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“Locusts”

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Food Producing City (series): Oakland, USA

November Reader Survey: Which projects, places or reports should everyone know about Oakland, California? 1.) People’s Grocery is a community-based organization in West Oakland that develops creative solutions to the health problems in (the) community that stem from a lack … Continue reading

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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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A Plan to Add Supermarkets to Poor Areas, With Healthy Results: NYTimes

Earlier this week, DIANE CARDWELL from the New York Times reports: Under a proposal the City Planning Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday, the city would offer zoning and tax incentives to spur the development of full-service grocery stores that devote … Continue reading

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In Brooklyn, a Prarie Springs from Former Landfills: NYTimes

BROOKLYN, USA:  Former landfills becoming a thriving ecological reserve. In a $200 million project, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection covered the Fountain Avenue Landfill and the neighboring Pennsylvania Avenue Landfill with a layer of plastic, then put down clean … Continue reading

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Will Allen of Growing Power: FRESH, the documentary

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Old Train Tracks Become Green Area and Public Park: NYC

Seen at Stories From Home blog: As we walked The High Line from 20th Street to Gansevoort Street near Greenwich Village, it was almost surreal to be wandering along such a beautiful pathway right above the streets of one of … Continue reading

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Changing Food Policy Brings Greens to Low Income Neighborhoods

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES: Changing zoning policy, increasing grant availability, and offering revolving-loan programs helps bring fresh food into low income neighborhoods.  These Pennsylvania  incentives are “aimed at improving access to nutritious food” in places with few grocery options.  The NYTimes … Continue reading

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Neighbor, Can You Spare a Plum?: NYTimes

. In the city, more people are finding fruit-bearing trees hidden across the urban landscape:  the NYTimes reports.

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Remaking Paris: NYTimes Magazine

PARIS, FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy and a team of architects are generating ecological  ideas for transforming Paris, addressing multiple solutions aimed to improve housing, decrease poverty and economic isolation, better link the city and the immigrant suburbs by transit systems, … Continue reading

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Customers Prove There’s a Market for Fresh Produce: NYTimes

BRONX, USA: The New York City Council began a program to get healthy foods on the street in low-income neighborhoods. The NYTimes reports here: The cart’s debut was the centerpiece of the first public celebration of a new citywide effort … Continue reading

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Flint, Michigan considers ordinance changes to enhance urban agriculture

FLINT, USA, reported from City Farmer: It’s not that Flint officials are opposed to residents growing their own food in backyards or on nearly 2,800 vacant residential lots within the city limits (a list that’s still growing to the tune … Continue reading

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Graffiti and Grub Takes on Food Deserts: Chicago Public Radio

LaDonna Redmond is a food activist on Chicago’s West Side. Redmond’s work bringing healthy food to low-income communities has gotten her national attention. Now she’s setting her sights on the city’s South Side. Redmond is merging food and culture with … Continue reading

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The Garden

LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: “The Garden” documents the struggle of South Central Farmers (SCF) to reclaim their land.  June 12 and 13 will mark the three year anniversary of the encampment evictions.

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