PA Agriculture Secretary visits Reading in fourth annual Urban Agriculture Week

PA Agriculture Secretary visits Reading in fourth annual Urban Agriculture Week

Secretary Russell Redding via Facebook. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding is traveling the commonwealth this week to visit 11 urban farms and ag operations in the cities of Reading, Lancaster, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. On Monday, Redding visited the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in Reading along with Treasures of Hope Foundation and DECA City Farms in […]

Handful of cities driving urban greenhouse gas emissions: study

A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January 12, 2019. REUTERS

In per capita terms, however, emissions from cities in the richest parts of the world are still generally higher than those from urban centres in developing countries, researchers found in the study published in the Frontiers journal. The study compared greenhouse gas emissions reported by 167 cities in 53 countries, and found that 23 Chinese […]

Regional cities: A space for planned urban development in Bangladesh

Regional cities: A space for planned urban development in Bangladesh

Proper bottom-up planning backed by holistic research will help the country develop climate-resilient and liveable regional cities and take the burden away from major cities Bangladesh is a lower-middle-income country located in the South Asian region with a population of 160 million. The country is split into eight divisions and sixty-four districts to help with […]

10 keys to integrating health into urban and transport planning

10 keys to integrating health into urban and transport planning

Infographic that summarizes the 10 principles and corresponding indicators to help urban planners incorporate public health into their work. Credit: ISGlobal / Catalan Government As much as 20% of premature mortality can be attributed to poor urban and transport planning. Nevertheless, quantitative indicators to guide the integration of health components into urban design have been […]

Study: 95% of Dhaka’s urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

Study: 95% of Dhaka's urban poor buy fresh food from kitchen markets

These fresh food markets are a key resource in the effort to increase nutritious eating and fight food insecurity A recent study by the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) found that 95 % of the urban poor in Dhaka purchase most fresh food from kitchen markets. These fresh food markets are a […]

Food Frontiers Urban Food Systems Innovation Challenge launched by GAIN and UN WFP

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network (SBN) Bangladesh co-convened by Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an innovation challenge for rising youth entrepreneurs to bring disruptive innovation in the urban food system titled as ‘Food Frontiers, Urban Food System Innovation Challenge, 2021’. The application submission will […]

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

Singapore’s urban farmers seek high-tech solutions to turn waste into resources

SINGAPORE — Thousands of wriggling larvae won’t deter this self-declared “urban farmer.” Chua Kai-Ning is one of the founders of Singapore’s first urban insect farm, Insectta — a high-tech farm that rears the black soldier fly to help turn food waste into biomaterials for industrial use. “The black soldier fly is a way to contribute to […]

City kids: Urban goat farming in Bristol  | DW | 27.04.2021

Street Goat, Purdown Hill, Bristol, UK

The BT tower, one of Bristol’s iconic landmarks, rises up from Purdown Hill in an area of inner-city parkland, where twin goats lounge in the sun against the remains of Second World War gun batteries. These dystopian concrete relics — now covered in the city’s fabled graffiti — have played host to a lot of “anti-social” activity over the years.   But since the goats moved in, Purdown Hill has […]

Urban Farming: How local artist is using food to bridge racial gaps – Gateway

Urban Farming: How local artist is using food to bridge racial gaps - Gateway

Hannah Michelle BussaCONTRIBUTOR Decker Gabriel-Woods tends to his garden that is planting new seeds for a racially sustainable city. Photo courtesy of Decker Gabriel-Woods. Decker Gabriel-Woods is a filmmaker and rapper in Omaha, also known as Dex Arbor. This year, he is a Big Muddy Urban Farm’s Aspiring Farmer Resident, a one-year program to learn […]

CCC mayor: Need innovative, effective measures to tackle climate change impact on urban poor

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Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury visiting the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities (LIUPC) project in Chittagong on Thursday, April 1, 2021 Courtesy The LIUPC project targets 3,200 beneficiaries across 700 households in Chittagong Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Md Rezaul Karim Chowdhury has said innovative and effective measures are required […]