A tale of two green cities

Posted on August 3, 2022Comments Off on A tale of two green cities

Why do big cities seem to be making so much headway?

Smaller town perhaps are not hitting the headlines in the same way!


As expected:

In response to the UK Committee on Climate Change (UK CCC) Glasgow has developed strategies…

How Glasgow scooped the environment and sustainability prize on the road to COP26 | Euronews

With even bigger aspirations:

Green New Deal: Moving towards a sustainable and healthy future will require changing the built environment and transport infrastructure to encourage walking and cycling, and making sure residents can easily access affordable and sustainable services in their area.

Green New Deal: Glasgow

Common Wealth: A think-tank for the future

The proposal for a People First Zone intends to create an area of high-quality public realm in the city centre that encourages walking, wheeling and cycling while still providing access for disabled drivers, pick up and drop off at key transport hubs and business deliveries.

People First Zone at heart of plans to transform Glasgow city centre – Glasgow City Council


Very impressive:

Launched by the Milan Municipality in 2015, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is an international agreement among cities from all over the world, committed “to develop sustainable food systems that are inclusive, resilient, safe and diverse, that provide healthy and affordable food to all people in a human rights-based framework, that minimize waste and conserve biodiversity while adapting to and mitigating impacts of climate change”.

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact

With new records being set:

Milan is filling its urban gaps one by one. Thus, the abandoned building that once housed the publishing company Rizzoli – in Crescenzago, a district of the North-East suburbs of the city – will become a “green workspace”, designed by Kengo Kuma & Associates and developed in collaboration with botanist Stefano Mancuso. In place of the former Rizzoli will be built “the largest wooden building in Italy”,

Kengo Kuma to design Italy′s largest wooden building – Domus

And more:

Milan – A Green City? – Node

Milan is the best new city break destination for cyclists – move over, Amsterdam

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