Climate change is already a happening and carbon emissions are the touching an alarming rate. It is essential to realize the magnitude of the problem and face the reality today.1.1.1 Rapidly urbanizing planet
Higher energy needs for the overwhelmingly urban species
Focus on much cleaner energy
Solution lies in the kind of cities built
2.1.1 There is a direct relationship between the climate emissions and the how dense a city is.
Maximum emissions due to transportation
Denser the city, the lower the emissions
Build denser cities to do away the need of using transport.
3.1.1 Sustainable and shareable cities are the future
3.1.2 Eco-districts - sustainable neighborhood3.1.3 Urban retrofitting - creating different spaces and uses3.1.4 Tent pole density – raising density in specific spots4.1.1 Dream home to the dream neighborhood.
controlled manufacturing and consumption
lower surplus capacity
Use space as a service
Make use of air, water, and solar energies
5.1.1 Future cities and home should take carbon out of the air when using them and cut down emissions by 90%.
Should be able to capture rainwater to reduce water use
include green infrastructure
connect back to the ecosystems
Allow pollinator pathways
6.1.1 The above article is useful for students and benefits them in understand the current needs and prepare better for tomorrow.
The article shows how to encourage sharing and sustainability in the future cities.
Change their consumer behavior and needs to lower energy consumptions and carbon emissions.
Sustainable shareable cities are the future and answer
"Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities." YouTube. 2011. Web. 1 April. 2016.