An Ecobarrio for Curitiba? – The river basin of the Pilarzinho river, one of the micro basins of the Rio Belem.. Nearly a year to the day (December 16th 2017) after the above action (Horta Cristo Rei) another gardening direct action happened with Gomm activists: Horta do Jacu (The Jacu’s garden, a type of hen), … More An Ecobarrio for Curitiba?
ABSTRACT Recognizing that “Modern cities are a product of the oil age”, this paper explores the ecocity concept as a Post Carbon solution, based upon Creative Descent strategies. The paper traces Ecocity development and concludes they must be solutions for all citizens. It explores edible landscapes and offers a strategy based on a scaling up … More FIXING THE CITY: CREATING ECOCITIES THROUGH CITIZEN PARTICIPATION (ACTIONS AND RESPONSES FROM CURITIBA)
Important and helpful critique of the #ecocity idea, by Federico Cugurullo, who is based in Dublin, Ireland: Cugurullo is an Italian geographer who is a lecturer in Human Geography and Sustainable Urbanism in The University of Manchester and also Assistant Professor in Smart and Sustainable Urbanism in Trinity College Dublin (from where I got my … More Unveiling the Eco-city phenomenon: is this the (urban) future? (Federico Cugurullo)