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Creating a Better Future for Our Cities: Courtesy of Alex SteffenIs there hope for our planet as the world popul...

Creating a Better Future for Our Cities: Courtesy of Alex SteffenIs there hope for our planet as the world popul...

Is there hope for our planet as the world population continues to explode? What measures can cities do to reduce their resource and energy use, narrow their carbon footprints, and give our planet a fighting chance for survival? In a recent TED video , Journalist and sustainable activist Alex Steffen unveiled some surprisingly effective solutions to the climate change problem. Founder of the online magazine Worldchanging.com , Steffen proposed a couple of "cool" solutions and ideas that urban planners can consider: 1) Denser cities are actually better for the environment due to the lower need for cars and their accompanying carbon emissions. So don't complain too much if you're living in an apartment rather than a sprawling suburban home. 2) To increase the densities of our neighbourhoods, cities can build eco districts , consider infill developments to maximise land use, i...

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