Sheffield and York trade sustainable ideas on health and energy use with the world

From Global development | The Guardian Wed Nov 21 2012, 06:00:00

Yorkshire cities are in final 21 of 350 entries to a global brainstorming on urban living. Both are keen to have more suggestions to add to their portfolios

Sheffield and York are in with a chance of piloting new ideas for sustainable living via an international competition whose results will be announced in San Francisco in May next year.

Both cities join London on a final shortlist prepared by the Living Labs Global organisation's project Pilot the Future which initially looked at submissions from 350 places around the world.

Five will be picked to present their suggestions at San Francisco on practical ways of improving mobility, economic development, social inclusion, health and wellbeing, urban management, lighting, energy, culture, future government and sustainable lifestyles. Local people and institutions are now being asked for ideas to supplement those already being considered by Sheffield and York city councils.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Burkina Faso:   Why Historic Vote Matters (news)
Al Jazeera
28 November 2015

Voters in Burkina Faso are heading to polls on Sunday, in a closely watched election that could mark the beginning of a new chapter in the country's political history. [read more]

Central African Republic:   Pope On 'Special Mission' to Restive Bangui (news)
The East African
28 November 2015

Pope Francis was set to embark on the final leg of his Africa -- to Bangui in Central African Republic -- on Sunday, which he has described as an opportunity to accomplish a "special mission". [read more]

Nigeria:   Country to Prosecute T.B. Joshua, Others Over Death of 116 Persons in Church Building Collapse (news)
Premium Times
29 November 2015

The trustees of ‎Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) will on Monday (November 30, 2015) be arraigned before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja over the collapse of a six-story building in the ... [read more]

blogAfrica is's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!

Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...