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Today, dedicated bicycle and pedestrian paths are becoming more common in the globes’ cities, for example Copenhagen has around 400 km of dedicated cycle paths. The latest initiative comes from Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg, which is hoping to have a dedicated Green Network for cyclists and pedestrians throughout the city within the next 20 years.
The Italian municipality Varese Ligure may be small. But the lessons it can teach the world are very exciting. Transformed from a degrading municipality in the 1980s to a thriving location today, Varese Ligure is now powered by renewable energy and organic food.
Climate change has encouraged and challenged designers of varying disciplines to develop exciting solutions to new problems. The most successful solutions tend to make our lives more enjoyable in modest fashion. With cloudburst rain-events occurring more frequently and resulting in extreme urban flood conditions, a high awareness has been given to the adaptation of drainage and collection systems throughout Denmark.
Last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014