A bakery with home-grown yeast, a coffee shop that serves lunch made with regional ingredients, an organic farm that grows and collects their own seeds for harvest, and a 100% self-sufficient brewery. We trace the fruits of Ogawamachi's local production and consumption to explore the future possibilities of trans-locality.
Cyclists are increasingly dominating the streets in Paris. To everyone's surprise, the French capital has changed in a few years from a car city to a bicycle city. But how did this happen?
Dutch design collective Droog has shaped contemporary design practices through their modern, minimalistic and innovative products. In recent years, they've expanded their scope, now spearheading urban-related projects. What is co-founder Renny's take on the drastic changes we witness in our cities?
In the Netherlands, two thirds of the country's surface is covered with agricultural land. Wilder Land, together with Dutch farmers, is bringing more biodiversity into that rather monocultural landscape, with delicious herbal teas as a result.
Michael Leung is an artist, educator, urban bee-carer and everything in between. While being a designer and lecturer, he also channels his energy into building community resilience by engaging and supporting local food and production.
How can cities encourage better use of roofs? We show four examples of creative policies from around the world that are bringing about positive change.
The newly-released Rooftop Catalogue by architects MVRDV highlights 130 ways to use rooftops in cities. The book provides an overview of innovative ideas aiming to inspire architects, citizens and building owners to take the next step.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo garnered international praise when she launched her plan for the 15-Minute City. In her wake, similar but different concepts sprang up around the world — from 1-Minute Cities to 1,000-Minute Cities. We discuss a few of them.
Our friends from Torino Stratosferica transformed an unused tramway in Turin into a neighbourhood park. "Precolinnear Park is the start of a new age of reclaim in the city."
More and more city dwellers are experiencing health problems due to noise pollution. It's time to talk about an undervalued urban commodity: the right to quiet places.
A quarter of Atlanta's residents struggle to access healthy food. The Urban Food Forest hopes to tackle this problem.
We spoke to musician, biologist and plant enthusiast Karel Hendriks while taking a stroll around the local neighbourhood in Amsterdam North to investigate some of the city’s urban wastelands, rethinking how we could look at weeds in the city.
How can we democratise the planning process and allow children a greater say in how their towns and cities are designed?
In Baltimore, an employment project has been set up to upcycle wood from demolition projects into new consumer products.
Garbage collectors in Ankara have turned an abandoned brick factory into a community library full of discarded books.