Sustainable urban projects are popping up around the world, largely conceived and designed by a small, elite group of international architecture, engineering, and planning firms based in North America and Europe, sometimes referred to as the global intelligence corps.

Is this a form of neocolonialism, or is it a good thing–a group of people hired to provide expertise, but with the locals in charge? Thought-provoking article by Dr Elizabeth Rapoport on the Policy Innovations website

Read the article HERE

Vauban, Freiburg Wikipedia

Vauban official website

Carsten Sperling Vauban slide presentation pdf

Bristol European Green Capital 2015

Bristol Green  wonderful website, totally inspiring, wish it was Liverpool!


Image credit: Busy Crossing Street in Hong Kong, China. CREDIT: Shuttersock