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ATLANTA SET TO HOST TWO MAJOR URBAN RESILIENCE CONFERENCES IN LATE MARCH

Atlanta is currently a booming city, and home to the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in the US. But as the population and economy grows, the city is also looking to reinvent itself from a sustainability standpoint. In 2016, Atlanta was named one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities, which provides extra resources to develop and implement a robust resiliency strategy. This year, during the last week of March, the city will play host to two major conferences focussing on urban resilience. 

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The Hilltop Urban Farm in South Pittsburgh has plans to be the largest urban farm in the nation

PITTSBURGH — A farm in the city? Yes, and just like other farms, the first step in converting land to fields is removing the “rocks.” This fall volunteers are doing just that, preparing part of a 107-acre plot to be Hilltop Urban Farm, by removing rocks and debris from the land and cutting down trees and shrubs on the ungroomed acres. It is soon to be the largest urban farm in the nation, said Sarah Baxendell, the farm’s manager.

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