Architects propose produce markets designed for social distancing


To help minimize risk, Rotterdam-based design studio Shift architecture urbanism has developed self-initiated designs for hyper-local micro markets to make shopping for food faster, safer and more accessible. Designed with a 16-square grid and three market stalls, the open-air proposal emphasizes flexibility and mobility as well as social distancing. The traditional open-air fresh produce markets have long been an important part of the Netherlands.

Promoting green living and community gardens

Green (Living) Review

Going green in Toledo by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Toledo, Ohio – Leaders with the city of Toledo on Saturday, August 8, 2009, hosted an event at the Erie Street Market to promote green living. The idea was to educate people on various techniques and products they can use to become more environmentally friendly. Also, in east Toledo the community gathered to kick off an effort to create a community garden in the Birmingham neighborhood.

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Why Are Pangolins Endangered?


In fact, every part of a pangolin is marketed today as a consumer good. Pangolin scales are sold in plain view in the street markets. But all of these claims are mostly market-driven false advertising. Accordingly, pangolin scales are available on the open market in China. In 2014, a CNN reporter found pangolin scales selling in street markets in Hanoi, Vietnam for between $600 and $1,000 a kilogram [12]. Pangolins are small nocturnal creatures.

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Masdar’s Organic Market and Street Fair Re-Opens

Green Prophet

The eco-curious public thronged Masdar’s open organic market and street fair last week. Once at the market, organic shwarma and snacks tempted appetites. ” Judging from the estimated 10,000 people who turned out to see what it’s all about, the Masdar Organic Street Market is a success. Photo of Masdar market by Caline Malek via The National. Educating people about sustainability in the Middle East – while having fun.

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When Your Parking Grows Up

Sightline Daily

A rack for 10 bicycles had grown where an on-street car parking space had been. In Copenhagen, where 50 percent of residents commute by bike , on-street bicycle parking was a sensible idea—fit 10 bikes where one car could go, thus freeing up the sidewalk from a cluster of parked cycles. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation, business owners can request an on-street bicycle rack out front, and the city will install one if warranted.

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

If one would go and look for instance on the daily and weekly street markets in Britain one would find the same thing. by Michael Smith Dumpster diving is more than likely going to be the fastest growing industry of 2009 There are many people out there that go dumpster diving on a regular basis and many get most of their food even that way, let alone other items for their homes and even their home offices.

4 principle agendas to transform cities and towns

The Green Changemakers

2) Building Community through Transportation - The planning and design of transportation networks and streets can be reshaped to encourage economic vitality, civic engagement, human health, and environmental sustainability, in addition to serving peoples' mobility needs. Finally we want to share an article from Momentum Magazine , a bicycle advocacy publication, which discusses how streets can be used as public spaces.

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Why This Crisis May Be Our Best Chance to Build a New Economy

The Green Changemakers

By David Korten Wall Street is bankrupt. Not long ago, the news was filled with stories of how Wall Street’s money masters had discovered the secrets of creating limitless wealth through exotic financial maneuvers that eliminated both risk and the burden of producing anything of real value. They envisioned a world in which the United States would dominate the global economy by specializing in the creation of money and the marketing and consumption of goods produced by others.

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What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

Small steps to enliven streets, parks, and other public spaces are the building blocks of a thriving city. These small steps to enliven streets, parks, and other public spaces are the building blocks of a thriving city. The vitality of any city depends on citizen action such as neighborhood groups reclaiming their local parks and small businesses recharging commercial streets. How can the street, park, library, and businesses support and strengthen each other?

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Curitiba – Designing a sustainable city

The Green Changemakers

Upton Park in the East End of London, home to West Ham's football ground, where the mayor wishes to destroy the century-old Queen's Market, an undercover street market. 12,000 people who have signed a petition opposing the destruction of Queen's Market, have been dismissed as second class citizens. Puerto de la Cruz on the northern coast of Tenerife, where the centre of the town is pedestrian streets, tree-lined calles connecting open plazas.

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Path to a Peace Economy

The Green Changemakers

Systemic Failure Our economic institutions have been designed by Wall Street interests to secure personal economic and political power in the hands of members of a small ruling elite. Economic Collapse The Wall Street financial collapse has stripped tens of millions of previously middle class Americans of their jobs, homes, and retirement assets and plunged them into poverty and despair. Follow the money, and it leads ultimately to Wall Street.

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