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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. The population of the City of Sheffield is 584,853 (mid-2019 est.) Sheffield is the second-largest city in the Yorkshire and the Humber region and the third-largest English district by population. The metropolitan population of The city of Sheffield is 1,569,000.

The city is in the eastern foothills of the Pennines, and the valleys of the River Don and its four tributaries. W

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Sixty-one per cent of Sheffield's entire area is green space, and a third of the city lies within the Peak District national park. There are more than 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, which is estimated to contain around 4.5 million trees. W


Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Arts, sport and culture[edit | edit source]

Sheffield: The Outdoor City

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Sheffield Renewables

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]


For cycling, although hilly, Sheffield is compact and has few major trunk roads. It is on the Trans-Pennine Trail, a National Cycle Network route running from West to East from Southport in Merseyside to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire and North to South from Leeds in West Yorkshire to Chesterfield in Derbyshire. There are many cycle routes going along country paths in the woods surrounding the city.[1]

Food activism[edit | edit source]

  • ShefFood, Sheffield's food partnership. Cross sector partnership including community organisations. added 12:06, 5 October 2021 (UTC)

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Food Hall, food reclaimed, city centre - Grow Sheffield - Heeley City Farm - Lower Walkley Community Group - The Real Junk Food Project Sheffield, non-profit social enterprise saving food from being wasted and making it available to the people of Sheffield -[Sheffield Organic Growers, cluster of independent organic growers, based on a 12-acre site in Moss Valley on the edge of Sheffield

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

The Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (S&SY) is a system of navigable inland waterways (canals and canalised rivers) in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Chiefly based on the River Don, it runs for a length of 43 miles (69 km) and has 29 locks. It connects Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster with the River Trent at Keadby and (via the New Junction Canal) the Aire and Calder Navigation.[2]

Wikipedia: Supertram (Sheffield)

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Regather, trading cooperative based in the Little Sheffield

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Transition Sheffield - May 2016: Transition Sheffield has closed down but the websites have been archived

Events[edit | edit source]

Sheffield Environment Weeks


Mar 27 - 28, Wed - Thu Feeling Good in a Green City festival


Feb 16 The Platform - 'Sheffield Re-imagined 2017: A Manifesto for a Better Sheffield


May 24 - 26 Sheffield Food Festival

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


"I wanted ordinary citizens to feel like they owned the chamber". A mindful review of ex-Mayor of Sheffield Magic Magid's The Art of Disruption, Mar 26[3]


Urban land could grow fruit and veg for 15 percent of the population[4] Mar 17


A new approach to Sheffield's street trees, Dec 13[5]


Urban Agriculture in Little Sheffield, Mar 22[6]


Sheffield is on a quest to be the fairest city of them all – here's how it's doing, May 9[7]

Death of the high street? Rise of the DIY grassroots community venue... February 6[8]


Sheffield: The beauty of small in a region getting bigger, December 10[9]

University of Sheffield Commits to Divest £39m From Fossil Fuels, November 30[10]


Foundations for a fairer city, September 30[11]

Hundreds Get On Their Bikes to Demand #Space4Cycling in Sheffield, May 20[12]

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