Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CREATING MORE SUSTAINABLE CITIES; PROBLEM AND SOLUTION ESSAY


For the first time in history, the majority of the world population is living in large metropolises; a trend which is expected to continue in the future. This being the case, the future of cities in terms of the quality of life they provide is an issue that should be addressed. Do your research and write an essay in which you highlight the possible problems and suggest solutions.
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
Interactive chart
Reading material to annotate:
·         “Sustainable Cities” http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/cities.asp
·          “5 Green Cities of the Future” http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/5-green-future-cities.htm
·         “5 Propositions for Sustainable Future Cities” http://www.futurecities.ethz.ch/fclnews/propositions/
Video’s to watch and make notes on:
·         “The Shareable Future of Cities” http://www.ted.com/talks/alex_steffen  
·         Gothenburg, a Super Sustainable City.

·         “Smart Sustainable Cities” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNNHw4DJ02Y

“Dense is the new smart” http://www.theatlantic.com/video/sponsored/382021/dense-is-the-new-smart

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