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Question: How can we make city more sustainable?
Answer: 5. Miniature urban forests
Miniature forests are springing up on patches of land in urban areas around the world using a method inspired by Japanese temples. A botanist found that protected areas around the temples, shrines and cemeteries contained a huge variety of native vegetation that co-existed to produce resilient and diverse ecosystems. The tiny forests are viewed as having potential to help combat climate change.6. The green train track
Regeneration projects are also at the forefront of sustainable city initiatives, and they are certainly on the right track in Bangkok, where the shortage of green spaces has come under scrutiny. Now an old elevated railway line has been turned into a city park. “It may not be large, but it has outsized importance as a catalyst for urban regeneration, and can change the way people look at public spaces,” said one of the project’s consultants.
7. Smarter commuting
In Israel, a new app could hold the key to creating faster, cleaner and more convenient commutes. Users enter their location and destination, and an algorithm calculates the most efficient journey. Public transport is then rerouted accordingly. The system was introduced to help fight COVID-19, but if implemented permanently it's thought it could save $25 million a year.
By 2050, it is estimated that almost 70% of the world’s population will live in cities, making the concept of sustainable communities an efficient resolution to the growing population.
(Source: World Economic Forum, 22 Mar 2021)
Source Link: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/09/cities-sustainability-innovation-global-goals/