Monthly Archives: November 2011

Growing the City: Institutionalizing and Legitimizing Urban Agriculture in Copenhagen, Denmark and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This is the first posting of SCI’s newly launched Affiliated Researcher Program. Led by Alex Aylett, SCI’s Research Director, the ARP is a collaborative initiative that brings together top-level international graduate students with the projects and expertise of SCI network … Continue reading

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Growing Food in Close Quarters: microgardening, urban vegetable harvests, and space issues in Dakar

Eileen Jones is one of our current interns based Dakar, Senegal. A plant scientist, Eileen is working with our partner IAGU (l’Institute de Gestion Urbaine) as a local initiatives project officer. ~  ~ Nestled beside the dusty autoroute that connects Dakar to the suburbs … Continue reading

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SCI Engages Youth in Downtown Vancouver Greenway Project

This week, Sustainable Cities International is engaging young people in the development of the Comox-Helmcken Greenway in Downtown Vancouver. The proposed active transportation route will link Stanley Park to False Creek through the West End and Yaletown neighbourhoods. The greenway  … Continue reading

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SCI Unveils New Research Program

We are very pleased to introduce Alex Aylett, SCI’s new Research Director.  Based in Montreal, he is a sustainability researcher and consultant, and a Trudeau Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. He has worked on urban … Continue reading

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South Africa NGO Honoured for Giving a Voice to the Working Poor

By Amanda Botes, Durban, South Africa ~ ~ Sustainable Cities International would like to congratulate Asiye eTafuleni on recently walking away with a prestigious South African award –  the Mail and Guardian Investing in the Future and Drivers of Change Award civil … Continue reading

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The Legitimization of Urban Agriculture in Dar es Salaam

Brock Bersaglio is one of our interns currently based in Dar es Salaam. For 6 months he’ll be working on urban agriculture (and being a newlywed! ) ~  ~ It was a few short days before my wife and I … Continue reading

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Is Toronto Lost?

A great post from SCI Research Director Alex Aylett. Alex is a Montreal-based urban sustainability researcher and consultant. He has worked on urban sustainability in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Africa. He is a Trudeau Scholar in the Department of Geography … Continue reading

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Developmental Evaluation: A responsive, practical approach to evaluating the Imagine Durban Schools Program

This is our second post from Chris Connolly, one of our current CIDA IYIP interns based in Durban, South Africa. (Read his first post here.) Over his 6-month posting, Chris’ work will focus on schools and communications. ~ ~ Anyone who … Continue reading

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Barangay Solid Waste Management in the Philippines

Tyler Farrow is currently doing a 6-month SCI internship in San Fernando, Philippines. His work will focus on waste management. ~  ~ Since the words were famously spoken by Eldridge Cleaver in 1968, the phrase “You’re either part of the … Continue reading

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A warm welcome to our new Latin American City Project Officer, and our new Network Members, Tulancingo, Mexico!

A warm welcome to Edna Aguinaga – SCI Latin American City Project Officer! Edna has worked in sustainability issues for over 10 years, in developing and developed countries. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Technology from the … Continue reading

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