Ship Out of Water: Minneapolis puts sustainability on hold for football season

This April, the City of Lakes will have the first Water bar in the world. Yes, that’s what you just read – a bar specialized in tap water will open its doors in the Minneapolis hipster district Northeast. Even for water-rich Minneapolis — its very name originates from the Sioux…

A city for the future, a city for its people

On November 1, 1755, an earthquake nearly destroyed the city of Lisbon and its surroundings. As a consequence, the city had to be rebuilt from scratch: the entire Baixa, the historic heart of the city, ceased to exist, and the new Lisbon became the city of the citizen, not the crown.   This story…

Copenhagen’s Green Goals

Copenhagen aims to be the first carbon-neutral world capital by 2025. Although we’ve all become used to Copenhagen’s ambitious leadership on sustainability, this goal could prove to change the way governments on both sides of the Atlantic address climate change.     It doesn’t take long to notice that Copenhagen…

From post-industrial landscapes to post-carbon cities

  Europe’s third longest bridge is in Scandinavia and connects Malmö, in Sweden, with Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city. This spectacular bridge created a bi-national city-region, connecting Sweden’s third largest city with the rest of the world. For Malmö, it was a crucial step to improve the city’s attractiveness after its…

Steps for Sustainability: First, get some spraypaint

The streets of Lisbon are covered in art, at least according to advocates of the cultural iconography sprayed, stenciled, and sculpted across os bairros, the neighborhoods, of Lisbon. Others, in blinding contrast, view street art as unsolicited social commentary indulged by wasted resources and unrealized potential. If they only knew……