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Improving Cities Through Technology: Aude Vuilliomenet

When it comes to transforming cities, most think of implementing green spaces, retrofitting buildings, pedestrianising streets. It makes sense, when the bigger, tangible improvements are easily perceived by the eye. But what about microcontrollers?...

How to Avoid Heat Islands with Greenery

Have you noticed the extremely high temperatures this summer? Especially when walking around a larger city? That is because city concrete and rooftop tar contribute to temperature increase and creating what is today known...

A Natural Walker and Nature Enthusiast: Tamar Guberman

Tamar Guberman is a young Urban and Environmental Planner from Israel. Having grown up in Tel Aviv, Tamar quickly realised “there is no other city like her in my country”. It is a safe...

How to Green and Maintain Your Sustainable Roof

Wouldn’t it be nice to go on your roof on a hot summer’s day, bringing a book and fresh lemonade with you, lying back in a deckchair and enjoying the sunny day – without...

Green Gentrification: Why, How & Who?

Lately, it seems ‘climate justice’, ‘eco-gentrification’, and ‘green gentrification’ are the most used terms in the realm of sustainability. Whatever the phrase, gentrification is not an easy matter for discussion. Why that is the...

Safety in Green Areas: It’s About People

Green areas are great; they have the potential to attract a city’s residents to enjoy nature, relax, and get some much-needed fresh air. Safety, though, is a large element of that enjoyment; so how...

Bringing Homes to Life: How to Green Your Walls

Greening your walls just may be easier than you think. We have gathered guidelines, recommendations, costs, benefits, and everything you need to consider in this compact, easy-to-follow guide. Whether you’re a lover of vegetation or...

Terras de Cascais: Connecting People and Nature Through Community Gardening

“Giving new life to natural spaces and promoting organic urban culture” is the motto of Terras de Cascais. It’s a project working towards bringing people together, reviving the connection with nature, and growing fresh,...

Bohemian Learning for Students: Sussex Roots

This group of students has decided to take matters – or shovels, to be precise – into their own hands. Students at the University of Sussex have established their own community garden, determined to...

Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay: Sustainable Building Meets Greenery

Gardens by the Bay: an award-winning green haven in the middle of Singapore. With its iconic architecture, innovative use of technologies, environmental sustainability, and horticultural displays, Singapore has established itself as one of our...

Bring Greenery Indoors: How to Green Your Home

There’s more to indoor plants than just succulents. With the following simple ways, you can enrichen your plain rooms with a little bit of nature. Whether a simple plant in a pot, or a...

How to Finance Green Roofs

Let’s be honest, greening your home is never cheap. It may pay off in the long run, but in the short run, gathering all necessary financial means may present many a challenge. There are...

The Psychological Effects of Greenery on Modern City Dwellers

We may be modern individuals living in civilized cities, but we are still creatures of nature at heart. So, how does greenery play a part in our mental well-being? Why do we seem to...

CityChanger Tony Matthews: With Passion for Cities and Climate Adaptation

From working in urban and environmental planning, producing shows about cities, to researching and teaching, Tony Matthews has positively impacted the field of urban climate adaptation in many ways. What follows are his reflections,...

Urban Biodiversity and the EU Taxonomy

It’s easy to forget we share our space in the city with other creatures. Either being small and almost invisible to the unobservant eye or being right there, planted in front of your front...

Green Is the New Black: How to Get Started

You want to start greening your city but don’t exactly know where to start or how to go about it? Well, lucky you! Below is a neat step-by-step guide to making your change-making path...

Useful Tools and Guides for Greening

If our articles have lit the fire for greening in you, we suggest getting even more information and details here! Find and collect all the needed knowledge, information, and guidance in this list of...

Multifunctional Roofs & How to Implement Them in Your City

You’ve heard of green roofs and the value they add to the overall city climate, appearance, and well-being. But what then is a multifunctional roof? And why does it matter which one you choose? In...