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Since 2008, “think globally, act locally” has been EcoLocalizer’s tagline, and we’ve tried to cover a number of important topics – from human rights to income inequality – that make a difference in all our lives. What we discovered, sadly, was that we simply didn’t have the manpower to cover everything we felt passionately about. In addition, a number of our articles prompted readers to ask “How is that Eco? How is that local?”

More often than not, they had a point.

So, we’ve made a decision to re-focus EcoLocalizer’s future content on sustainable city planning, urban renewal/urban farming, bike advocacy, walkability, and – of course! – local activism, as it relates to the above. Here’s what that means for you, EcoLocalizer’s loyal and enthusiastic readers:

 

Sustainable City Planning


These articles will cover the latest trends in city planning, from water conservation and land use to mass transit and infrastructure. We’ll explore how your city compares to other readers’ cities, and how the decisions made by urban planning boards advance the cause of sustainable living – and, maybe, make a sustainability-driven case for following Finland underground.

 

Urban Renewal/Urban Farming


City-dwellers across America are working to fight urban decay. While efforts to “green up the town” are visible in cities like Chicago and New York, nowhere is urban renewal a more pressing matter than the city of Detroit. Detroit, however, is rising from its own ashes, and the decisions made there could, eventually, impact cities everywhere.

 

Bike Advocacy + Walkability


A city is defined not only by its buildings and its history, but also by its people- and by how those people move around their cities! How friendly is your city to cyclists? Do your local police enforce bike lane violations? Is there a bicycle “fast lane”? What about walking- is there a place to by healthy groceries within walking distance of your home? Cities like Vancouver, Portland, and New York are making waves with their city planners’ commitment to walkability, which means fewer cars, fewer buses, and a cleaner, greener cityscape for all.

 

So, as you can see from the links, above, EcoLocalizer has a long history of covering these important topics. Now that we’ve re-committed to focusing on them, we’re looking forward to presenting our readers with high-quality, obsessive coverage, and we hope you’ll join us and help make a real difference in the way the world’s future cities are built.

Thanks for reading this far!

    Jo Borrás
    site director

 

Original content, with photo via Citylab.