Katelyn Hewett

Katelyn Hewett recently graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French. During her time at St. Olaf, she enjoyed playing the French Horn in the St. Olaf Band, working as a teaching assistant for first-year writing classes, and volunteering through the French Department. She spends her free time writing fiction and doing interior design projects. Katie loves reading both fiction and non-fiction and hopes to pursue a career in publishing in the near future, ideally with a small, independent press. For the coming school year, however, Katie will be teaching English in Montpellier, France. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse herself in the French language.

Marrakesh, Morocco Gabion Basket Homes Provide Sustainable, Affordable Housing

by Katelyn Hewett

In Marrakesh, Morocco, a model home is being constructed as a part of a project that seeks to build houses made of gabion baskets in rural regions of Morocco. The association behind this initiative is Architecture &a... Read article

Mayor Faces Opposition in Fight Against Light Pollution in Quesnoy-sur-Deûle, France

by Katelyn Hewett

Quesnoy-sur-Deûle, France's environmental association, Le Halot-Chêne Vert, is known for being more or less critical of the municipal government, notably concerning l’Ange Gardien, a project for a future eco-neighbor... Read article

Belfort, France Student Cycling Organization Expands Impact Following Award

by Katelyn Hewett

Vélocampus du Lion is a student organization that is highly attached to the green values it hopes to transmit. Its activism has recently gained recognition: Crédit Agricole’s local branch awarded them a prize for bei... Read article

Daoukro, Ivory Coast Launches First Waste Management & Sanitation Trainings

by Katelyn Hewett

As part of their urban sanitation platform, the Ivory Coast's Ministry of the Environment, Urban Sanitation, and Sustainable Development (MINESUDD) initiated a series of actions that brought sanitation infrastructure... Read article

Communes in Nièvre, France Weeding Chemicals Out of Landscaping Process

by Katelyn Hewett

During the course of half a day, representatives of communes in Nièvre, France worked to create a common landscape architecture and weeding plan. The first portions outlined came from some of the City of Clamecy’s pr... Read article

Brussels, Belgium's Latest Music Festival: The Sustainable Paradise City

by Katelyn Hewett

It's that time of year again: the moment when Belgian music festivals reveal their programs. And this year, a number of them have taken to riding the wave of environmentalism. Besides LaSemo and Esperanzah, the lates... Read article

Heated Debate Persists Around Geneva, Switzerland's Carless Sundays

by Katelyn Hewett

Alfonso Gomez, Municipal Councilor (Green Party) of the City of Geneva, Switzerland With their proposition of one carless Sunday a month around the harbor, Geneva, Switzerland's Green Party (Les Verts) invites the p... Read article

Clichy-Batignolles, France's Eco-village Implements Pneumatic Waste Disposal

by Katelyn Hewett

Since January 2015, the inhabitants of the new Clichy-Batignolles eco-neighborhood in Paris, France have been using a pneumatic waste collection system. This innovative waste management model, that will soon be imple... Read article

Fighter Plane Shelters Transformed into Eco-Housing in Haute-Pyrénées, France

by Katelyn Hewett

An entrepreneur in Haute-Pyrénées, France has developed a process for constructing individual eco-houses, sunk into the earth and built with recycled materials. And you only need sixty days to build one. Blended i... Read article

Château de Millemont, France Becomes an Open-Sourced Eco-Village

by Katelyn Hewett

From August 15th to September 20, 2015, a hundred makers are going to build a village about energy transition at the Château de Millemont in Millemont, France. Benjamin Tincq, Co-founder of OuiShare, a group dedicate... Read article

Unconventional “Wikibuilding” Planned to Help Reinvent Paris, France

by Katelyn Hewett

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, has designated lot M5A2 in the ZAC Masséna (a concentrated development zone) a part of the project “Reinventing Paris.” The lot is a bare swath of terrain stuck just inside Paris’ periph... Read article

New Urban Planning School of Paris, France to Open its Doors in September 2015

by Katelyn Hewett

The Paris Institute of Urban Planning (IUP), attached to the University of Eastern Paris-Créteil, and the French Institute of Urban Planning (IFU), part of the University of Eastern Paris- Marne-la-Vallée, decided to... Read article

Nutrition in the Urban Landscape Reimagined for Limoilou, Quebec

by Katelyn Hewett

What would happen if nutrition became a central priority for municipalities, and if we did a global re-thinking of nutritional systems? Continually looking to help Quebec City create better-functioning communities, t... Read article