Urban Sustainability and Management Flashcards

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What is urban sustainability?

Urban sustainability involves managing urban growth in a way that caters to present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This ensures both environmental and economic sustainability.

Why is water conservation important in rapidly growing urban areas?

Rapid urban growth often occurs in areas with water scarcity.

With climate change worsening, conserving water and protecting the supply through measures like sewage works, education, water treatment plants, and low-flush toilets is important.

How do green spaces contribute to urban sustainability?

Green spaces, such as parks, improve people’s happiness, help mitigate rising CO2 levels, and provide employment opportunities.

How can governments ensure corporations take responsibility for their ecological impact?

Governments can enforce taxes and climate targets, ensuring that corporations are held accountable for their ecological impact.

What are some sustainable transportation methods for urban areas?

Sustainable transportation methods include efficient public transport systems like metros and buses, promoting cycling infrastructure, congestion charges, and encouraging remote working to reduce car reliance and CO2 emissions.

Why is promoting renewable and clean energy important in urban areas?

Investing in renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and nuclear power, along with promoting energy-saving appliances, reduces the urban environment’s climate impact and is essential for sustainable urban development.

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