Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thoughtful Urban Planning to Combat Greenhouse Gases

Cities are the biggest producers of greenhouse gases, and more than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Thoughtful urban planning and well designed urbanization are critical to protect the environment and reduce greenhouse gases.

Citing the examples of cities such as New Delhi, Dhaka and Colombo, David Satterthwaite, an urban specialist at the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development and editor of the journal Environment and Urbanization states that “Creating a relatively dense structure, putting in place good public transportation systems and ensuring residents can walk or bicycle to many services they need without having to drive or even take public transport.

Sustainable Urban Design for Delhi:

Reference: Goering, Laurie, Careful urban planning can help hold line on emissions – study, Alernet, January 26, 2011
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