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ENV 8A

ENV 8A

 

There are many current projects around the world to support  sustainable development and growth in urban areas. The general goal is  to create livable cities in which people have open spaces, nature, and  areas for congregation and relaxation. The idea is also to have well  developed public transport systems that would reduce the need for cars  and other transport that contribute to air pollution. Through good  education programs, there can be less litter and reduced waste. Finally,  the thoughtful use of more eco-friendly products, renewable energy, and  materials can make a huge difference in reducing both waste production  and energy use. Basically, cities can be built and developed in a way  that is healthy for the local environment as well as those living within  the city. Curitiba, Brazil, is a city that has become a model of  sustainable city growth and quality urban planning. At the following  links, you can learn more about the different ways in which Curitiba,  and its mayor, have supported sustainable, environmentally friendly,  urban growth.

Read and learn about this city at the following links and the textbook, then answer the questions below:

PBS Frontline report on Curitiba

City Profile – Curitiba, Brazil

Encyclopedia Britannica – Curitiba

UNEP article

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