Sustainability Breakthroughs

There are signs of hope, in terms of environmental safety, being shown in the small town St.Kjeld, Copenhagen Denmark. After an extremely destructive cloudburst in 2011 the city decided to become proactive about future protection from natural disasters. City officials acknowledged the powerful trajectory of global warming and created a climate-change-adapted neighborhood. In this neighborhood…

Voiceless and Poisoned

The water crisis that is on-going in Flint supports the idea that voting could have a big impact in your life. Voting allows those that represent you to see what your interests are and what is important to you and the people in your area. However, when you’re poor and don’t have the opportunity to…

The Resilience of The Urban Community: Where Do We Go from Here?

In “The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning,” author Timon McPhearson claims resilience “needs to be linked to sustainability so that the resilience we are trying to plan and design for actually helps us move towards desired future sustainable systems states, and not undesirable ones.” This is because “in the sustainability…

Urban Future

Urban Future may depend on the actions that are made by people in society. For instance, in the article “Flint isn’t the only place with racism in the water” for the sake of saving money, the government chose to cut off the supply for clean and fresh water, and instead replaced it with access from the…

The Future of New York City

The article “Looking Backward into the Future of New York” by Ted Steinberg talks about the future of the nations largest city, New York. Steinberg writes in this article about a vast planning scheme thats been in consideration since 2007 called PlaNYC. PlaNYC focuses on both economic and demographic growth. “PlaNYC involves hundreds of initiatives in…

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