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Got Wine? Decoratively Display Your Vino Addiction

There are plenty of stylish solutions for storing wine, but many of them assume that you have tons of space and a wine budget that would rival the gross domestic product of a small country (sorry, but that towering wine rack looks pretty sad with a few lonely bottles of […]

Foodie Underground: Pop Up Cuisine

For foodies, the last year has seen an enormous rise in the street food trend, bringing quick, authentic and diverse food to the masses. For fashionistas, it’s been pop-up shops, taking advantage of unused retail space and allowing for unique shopping experiences that can focus on more local and sustainable […]

Convenient Composting for Urbanites

In a tight urban space, committing to compost isn’t the easiest of feats. But in Washington, D.C. residents will soon be able to reap the benefits of composting without dealing with its difficulties. Launching this spring, Compost Cab will provide customers with a bin which can then be filled with […]

17 Living Roofs: the High Tech Green Future of Architecture

We’ve always thought we had roofs covered. They had to be barren, hostile places the rain and the wildlife slid from before they could do any damage. Nature had no place on our roofs. Except…we couldn’t have been more wrong. A green roof may required a little extra engineering behind […]

Greening Abandoned Urban Spaces: Seed Bombs From Greenaid

For any urbanite, ample green space is a necessity. No matter how good your city is about making sure that parks, trees and community gardens abound, there’s always another corner plot or alleyway that could use some greenery. Sometimes you’ve got to take matters into your own hands. Enter seed […]

17 Living Roofs: the High Tech Green Future of Architecture

We’ve always thought we had roofs covered. They had to be barren, hostile places the rain and the wildlife slid from before they could do any damage. Nature had no place on our roofs. Except…we couldn’t have been more wrong. A green roof may required a little extra engineering behind […]

10 Fashion Finds for The Sophisticated Urban Man

A celebration of men’s urban street wear. Fashion for the urban man’s newfangled eclecticism is defined by shortcut tailoring of preppy classics paired with offbeat hats, bespoke and on-trend sneakers, designer shades and the accessory fixture that has witnessed high speed travel from Paris this summer – the essential neck […]

Growing Their Own: Restaurant to Farm Its Own Dining Room

Dubai, Kwait, Qatar, et al: a Disneyworld of senseless “innovation.” Don’t they have the world’s tallest buildings over there now? Or was it the largest? Neon aquatic hotels? Indoor skiing in the outdoor desert? I suppose the fact Kuwait is about to get a new restaurant that grows its own produce in its dining room shouldn’t […]

Can Urban Trees Fight Crime?

Trees do more than provide shade. Is the oak tree outside your home the next Superman? New research suggests that it may be more protective than it appears. Geoffrey Donovan conducted a study in Portland, Oregon, which showed a negative correlation between tree size and crime rates. The larger the crown area of trees, the […]

From The Vault: Celebrating the Concrete Jungle

7 stories about cities working together to make their communities stronger and greener. We love our cities – and while it’s easy to point to the negative environmental impacts of urban living, they’re less than half the story. From the 10 best cities for making their inhabitants feel healthy and […]

Foodie Underground, Extra Fresh Edition: Foodprint Toronto

Sometimes one Foodie Underground a week just isn’t enough. In fact, we couldn’t keep this one on ice until Monday, so we’re bringing you an Extra Fresh Edition to feature Foodprint. The partnership between food and cities is a no-brainer; travel itineraries are often created around the food of a […]

From The Vault: Celebrating the Concrete Jungle

7 stories about cities working together to make their communities stronger and greener. We love our cities – and while it’s easy to point to the negative environmental impacts of urban living, they’re less than half the story. From the 10 best cities for making their inhabitants feel healthy and […]

The City Girl’s Guide to Urban Hiking

Soot, screeching sirens and forbidding skyscrapers; is this your definition of the big city? Think again. The urban landscape might seem like the epicenter of everything that’s wrong with the world, but in fact cities are where some of the most interesting components of the green movement are currently taking […]

The City Girl’s Guide to Urban Hiking

Soot, screeching sirens and forbidding skyscrapers; is this your definition of the big city? Think again. The urban landscape might seem like the epicenter of everything that’s wrong with the world, but in fact cities are where some of the most interesting components of the green movement are currently taking […]

From The Vault: Celebrating the Concrete Jungle

7 stories about cities working together to make their communities stronger and greener. We love our cities – and while it’s easy to point to the negative environmental impacts of urban living, they’re less than half the story. From the 10 best cities for making their inhabitants feel healthy and […]

Foodie Underground: Parking Spaces Turned Pop Up Cafe

With Park(ing) Day just around the corner, it seems timely to write about the latest thing to hit the streets of Manhattan: a pop up cafe. Sponsored by two neighboring eateries – Bombay and Fika – and the New York City Department of Transportation, the pop up cafe is composed […]

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Foodie Underground: Truck Farm

ColumnThe film “Truck Farm” proves that small scale urban farming efforts are part of the solution. I’ve seen Truck Farm pop up around the web over the last year, in fact I remember when it was up for a NAU’s 2nd annual Grant for Change. But beyond some cool looking […]

17 Living Roofs: The High Tech Future of Architecture

We’ve always thought we had roofs covered. They had to be barren, hostile places the rain and the wildlife slid from before they could do any damage. Nature had no place on our roofs. Except – we couldn’t have been more wrong. A green roof may required a little extra […]

Where Cities Are Taking Us: 10 Urban Eco Trends

If you want a glimpse of our world in centuries to come, stroll round a city. Dystopian-mongering pessimists will now be holding their heads in their hands and groaning. Can we blame them? Urban areas are too commonly associated with poverty, pollution, neglect and a brutalizing of the environment for […]

Foodie Underground: Local Foods and Sustainability Really Booming

The point of Foodie Underground is to take a look at all things related to the underground food movement, but sometimes all those cool, avant-garde, underground things start to add up and lead to more than just a small movement; they start to become mainstream. Food carts can be found […]

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