Future of the Environment

Breathing walls to rooftop farms: cities get creative for a greener future

A bicycle decorated with polka dots hangs from the wall of a pub on the route of the Tour de France in Addingham, northern England June 17, 2014. Tour de France fever has hit the Yorkshire Dales, with yellow bicycles appearing in hedgerows, outside pubs and in people's front gardens. The county will host the start of this year's Tour de France and as the excitement builds, bicycle-themed decorations adorn the countryside.   Picture taken June 17, 2014.   REUTERS/Phil Noble   (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SOCIETY)

Houses, offices and other buildings account for more than half of planet-warming gases emitted by urban areas, C40 says. Image: REUTERS/Phil Noble

Zoe Tabary
Journalist, Thomson Reuters Foundation
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