Kitakyushu leads the eco-metropolis pack

Once a grey industrialised metropolis that sat unheralded for decades on Japan’s southern island, Kitakyushu has been reborn as a green city that has rocketed to prominence as a "smart" role model for...

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Famed for its steel and chemical industries, Kitakyushu's civic fathers have fought for three decades to transform the heavily polluted city into an environmental-friendly, low-carbon emission — yet hi-tech...

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Then a group of women, mainly housewives, started to kick up a storm about the health concerns until the local government and the polluting industries were left with no choice but to act. Kitakyushu became...

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