Originally posted on TheCityFix.com: Cities in China are “becoming ever less habitable,” and their future will depend on an “urban awakening” that includes the Chinese government’s support of public participation in urban planning and decision-making, says Zhang Song, a professor at Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning, in a two-part interview on chinadialogue. [...]
Written by Angel Hsu. Originally posted on TheCityFix.com: According to The Guardian, 20 years ago, four out of five Beijing residents pedaled around China’s capital in some of the world’s best bike lanes. However, this number has decreased as private car ownership has gone up. From 1995 to 2005, China’s bike fleet declined by 35 percent while [...]
Greening the Beige 3 is currently running for a week from November 21-November 28th! This year's festival is based around the theme "Re-energize Beijing" and features an eclectic variety of events, live performances, film screenings and community activities.
Our man Mark Hiew and friends John Romankiewicz (of China’s Green Beat) and Alex Pasternack (of Treehugger) called awareness to climate change on 350.org’s International Day of Climate Action on October 24 by rapping at the Roots & Shoots China Summit and Climate Action Carnival in Beijing. From Treehugger: …dropping green knowledge was legendary Beijing [...]
Previously, I’ve blogged about environmental justice as a framework of looking at environmental protection and why we should act. In the past few years, a new form of environmental ethics has been gaining momentum – environmental virtue ethics (EVE). Aristotle saw moral virtue as a reflection of a certain state of character, rather than our [...]
In April 2009, Erica was hired as the Information & Innovation Coordinator for EMBARQ – The WRI Center for Sustainable Transport – at the World Resources Institute, an environmental think tank in Washington, DC. She will be creating, editing and managing multimedia content for EMBARQ’s international network of websites, and its blog, TheCityFix.com. Sphere: Related [...]