August 5th, 2016

Parking restrictions? Undervaluing green space in the UK

by Ayesha Bapasola   It’s rare that a parish council decision causes an outcry that permeates the upper echelons of Westminster. However, Stoke Gifford Parish council in South Gloucestershire hit the headlines when it voted to charge Parkrun for the use of Little Stoke Park early this spring. The council has stuck to its guns, […]

October 9th, 2015

Posting the bans: can we ban EPS packaging?

by Ayesha Bapasola   One is the city that never sleeps; the other is famed for its dreaming spires – but both have had a nightmare of a time trying to proactively tackle waste and litter. New York City and Oxford are two prominent examples of local authorities that have tried to restrict the types […]

June 5th, 2015

A tale of tree cities

by Ayesha Bapasola   What single measure has a positive impact on soil erosion, biodiversity loss, health and community spirit? The Urban Orchard Project (UOP) claims that all this and more can be achieved through their community-centred model of promoting sustainable green infrastructure, often in the midst of the hubbub of metropolitan life. Whether it’s […]