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Geography Factsheet: 218. Ecopolis: Model for sustainable cities of the future?

  • Geography Factsheet: 218. Ecopolis: Model for sustainable cities of the future?

Geography Factsheet: 218. Ecopolis: Model for sustainable cities of the future?

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  • Code: GEA-FSPI-218
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    Background to ecopolis:

    • Sustainability in urban areas is now the buzz word in all scales and

    facets of planning and decision making as stress, ill health and loss of

    revenue arises directly and indirectly from air pollution, traffic

    congestion and inadequate housing.

    • 50% of the world’s population live in cities and by 2035 the figure

    could be 80%.Urban areas dominate earth systems and create most of

    its environmental problems, including global warming.

    • Sustainable urbanisation is one of the most pressing challenges facing

    the global community in the 21st century. According to the United

    Nations a sustainable settlement is one which meets the needs of its

    present and future inhabitants and has a minimal ecological footprint.

    • Is a radical programme of making our cities greener places to live in

    a sustainable way which might allow us to keep living in cities? Can

    new ecocities point the way?