Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Developing Cities Show the Sustainable Way

Environmental journalist and friend Emily Gertz has a great cover story in the new issue of Momentum magazine about cities in the global South that are applying innovative tactics to pave the way to a more sustainable future.

Here's the teaser:

"With the world population headed for 9 billion-plus by 2050, many cities in the global North are trying to confront decades of neglecting basic infrastructure. Meanwhile, billions of people in the cities of the global South have never had clean drinking water and effective sanitation. The North could learn from the “disadvantaged” cities of the South—that it’s possible to do a lot of social, economic and environmental good with very, very little."

The piece includes inspiring stories from Bahía de Caráquez (Ecuador), Medellín (Columbia), Kampala (Uganda), and Panjshir Province (Afghanistan).

I did some of the research for this article, so maybe I'm a little biased, but I think it's great and that you will too.

Read all about it right here.

Posted by Amy Shaw for Greenjeans.

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