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Healthy Cities & Urban Planning

PowerHouse Growers recently had the pleasure of getting to know Cameron Muir, Brand Development Manager at the Retail Project RI in Providence, Rhode Island. Cameron’s passion for the Ocean State is infectious which is why he and the team at Retail Project RI have been working hard not only to build their business but to turn...

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The city of Boston has fixed it its sight clearly upon supporting the longevity of a happy, healthy, and safe community for all residents. Through green building incentives, urban agriculture and food production commitments, climate action mandates, waste reduction, and energy conservation Boston is a great place for Gen Y to establish their Urban Lifestyle....

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Seattle is quickly becoming a world-class player so it’s no wonder more and more Gen Y are looking to relocate to the Emerald City for work and play. The city of Seattle is definitely a growing leader in the Urban Lifestyle. As a collective, Seattleites have high environmental awareness and actively seek to preserve ecological...

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Biophilia has become a popular buzz word among those living The Urban Lifestyle. The concept of bringing nature into our surrounding environment has many added benefits including the improvement of productivity and overall quality of life. Many cities are now embracing biophilia as part of urban planning in order to preserve natural surroundings and build...

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San Francisco is one of America’s least wasteful cities, as determined by Nalgene, and one of the top progressive and livable urban cities. It has become a Zero Waste city by sending nothing to landfills or incineration. The city’s goal is to be 100% renewable energy efficient, cleaner, healthier, and more secure. They also hope...

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Luxury car manufacturing and global sustainability are not two markets you would typically expect to find in association with one another. However, in this writer’s opinion BMW has disproven this natural assumption and has offered the world a veritable goldmine of data and information on how to solve problems facing today’s megacities in order to...

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They say it takes a village to raise a child – well, it takes an urban community to become the “Greenest City in the World”. Vancouver, British Columbia seems to come up often when we talk about livable and sustainable cities. After visiting Vancouver for the CanWest Horticulture Show we saw firsthand the initiatives that are...

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