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After a splashy project recently hit its crowdfunding goals, one write dares to suggest that such fund raising methods might not be the best idea.
3 days ago   The Guardian Cities
<p>A derelict train depot in London has been given a 21st-century makeover in preparation for its opening as the terminal for high-speed trains traveling in between the English capital and other European cities such as Paris and Brussels.</p>
Oct 12, 2007   International Herald Tribune
<p>Swedish retailer Ikea has announced the availability of 90 pre-fabricated eco-freindly homes, complete with a plot of land in the English town of Gateshead. The house-land combos start at $200,000, and preference is given to low-income buyers.</p>
Oct 10, 2007   The Guardian
<p>This article from <em>Building</em> looks at a new environmentally sustainable suburb near Stockholm and weighs its applicability in England as a model for Prime Minister Gordon Brown's proposed eco-towns.</p>
Oct 7, 2007   Building
<p>New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced plans to double the development of carbon-conscious "eco-towns" in an effort to reduce the country's emissions and expand its strained housing stock.</p>
Sep 27, 2007   BBC
<p>A report suggests that the only way London can reach its 2025 carbon reduction goals would be to take drastic measures, such as banning all cars from the city.</p>
Sep 15, 2007   BBC
<p>A small town in England has been able to embrace the participation and enthusiasm of many of its 1,000 residents in an effort to become the first carbon-neutral village in the UK.</p>
Sep 14, 2007   GOOD Magazine
<p>Transit-poor Toronto could learn a lesson from the highly mobile city of London, writes Christopher Hume.</p>
Sep 14, 2007   The Toronto Star
<p>By increasing the amount of migrant work permits and political rights, Ireland has beckoned immigrants from all over the world, becoming one of Europe's immigration leaders.</p>
Sep 6, 2007   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>The "Celtic Tiger" of Dublin has experienced a quick turnaround from one of the poorest European countries to one of the most successful.</p>
Sep 2, 2007   Der Spiegel
<p>This article from the <em>Guardian</em> looks at the feasibility of putting in place a recently-announced proposal to make Britain carbon-neutral by 2050.</p>
Aug 31, 2007   The Guardian