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Transcript of Urbanization
for residential, commercial, industrial & transportation purposes." 79% of Americans live in urban areas is becoming more urbanized. 95% Don't lose hope... Urban areas are spreading so fast... Proportion of global population increased
by from 1850 to 2008 people are added to cities each week "Cities." The Future We Want. United Nations Department of Public Information, 20 June 2012. Web. <http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/pdf/Rio+20_FS_Cities.pdf>.
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"Public Transportation Saves Energy and Helps Our Environment." APTA. American Public Transportation Association, n.d. Web. <http://www.apta.com/gap/policyresearch/Documents/facts_environment_09.pdf>.
Trimarchi, Maria, and Jacob Clifton. "10 Amazing Green Cities." HowStuffWorks. HowStuffWorks, n.d. Web. 23 May 2013.
"Urban Threats." National Geographic. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2013. Cities take up only 2% of the world's land but produce 75% of its CO2 Transformation of land Total amount of land estimated to increase 5.2%-9.2% in 25 years of the world's resources are used by cities 75% smart growth Governments all over the country are turning to policies LEED buildings can save on water and energy bills create 40% new jobs increase efficiency of business buildings Ecocities Poverty 30 years 2 billion Within slums will contain about people 1 million Public transportation has increased by 30% which reduces CO2 emissions by 37 million metric tons annually Portland, Oregon population growth: urban growth: 45% 2% only due to smart growth techniques are built for people traffic crime and they can sustainability of urban growth developing countries occurs in 3 billion people people move into cities each day Ecocities protect and support biodiversity by preserving habitat Over the next Cities have the potential to be the most eco-friendly places in the world Mayor Emanuel's RETROFIT CHICAGO plan is supposed to make Chicago the most sustainable city of the 21st century -1/2 the world's population- live in cities 180,000 79% of the global urban population used an in 2010 improved sanitation system city dwellers live without access to improved sanitation 789 million City development increases runoff due to the covering of fields with concrete and asphalt 10 years ago, the world produced .64kg per person each day of solid waste Now, its up to 1.2kg per person each day Another decade will make it 1.43kg per person each day Cities are artificial. "Cities are where they cut down trees and then name the streets after them" High population density
The most air pollution Increased risk of asthma Disrupts the carbon & nitrogen cycle Warmer Rainier Foggier Cloudier AKA: HEAT ISLAND EFFECT Cities are: Apartments w/ grocery stores + Fitness Centers Don't forget the bike! Affordable
Small parking Cities should build not Compact cities: Electric Bike 15-20 years cities in Africa and Asia will double in size UP OUT 48%