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the politics of public space in 19th century england by katrina navickas 5 638
Water fountains and charter to regulate pseudo-public spaces in London and Boston City Council banning plastic bags

The mayor of London is planning a network of water fountains to reduce plastic waste, and is responding to the growing corporate control of parks and squares by drawing up a charter

to regulate pseudo-public spaces; and, in the U.S., Boston City Council is joining 59 other communities across the state, and hundreds across the country, in banning regular plastic bags in grocery stores.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How modular, rehabbed, battery-electric trains could be the solution for the many trains in the UK that aren't electrified. Read more here

• How Boston City Council is joining 59 other communities across the state, and hundreds across the U.S. in banning regular plastic bags in grocery stores. Read more here

• How social enterprises employ more people with disabilities, female managers and long-term unemployed than regular businesses, so appear to be a key to a more inclusive economy. Read more here

• How the mayor of London is planning a network of water fountains to reduce plastic waste. Read more here

• How a leading Indian financier issued a $400 million “green” bond on the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, to support the country’s renewable energy drive. Read more here

• How the mayor of London is responding to the growing corporate control of parks and squares by drawing up a charter to regulate pseudo-public spaces. Read more here

• How a second major Chinese bank has refused to fund the Adani mine. Read more here

 

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