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Sustainability

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Contemporary sustainability issues in urban areas:

1. Waste management - recycling and its alternatives

2. Transport and its managment - the development of integrated, efficient and sustainable systems.

 

WASTE: -  complete this word doc using your text and research...(work togetherTRY THIS

 

Incinerators are currently being planned on more than 80 sites under the so-called "dash for ash".

A UK campaign group against incineration - so, plenty of negatives on this website!

 

Energy Recovery - watch the clip on the London Waste Website 

 

EU countries compared

 

Defra - latest data for UK

 

You need examples of waste management strategies: London, Cairo and Dhaka are useful, contrasting approaches. Complete your research and then write an answer to the question here.

 

London's Waste Strategy -

 

Dhaka - a waste collection and composting scheme - summary

 

Much of Cairo‚Äôs waste has been resourcefully collected and reused by a poor working class known as the Zabaleen. After a failed attempt to modernise and sanitize this system by bringing in foreign waste-collecting companies, some major advantages to developing a sustainable, economically logical and uniquely Cairo waste-collecting system have become clear.  BBC NEWS report  Independent Newspaper article  WATCH this trailer to a film about their lives  article

 

TRANSPORT

 

 

How long would you spend in a traffic jam??

 

Assess the effectiveness of London's approaches to transport management 

 

Consider what effectiveness looks like - it needs to be a transport system that is integrated, efficient and sustainable... So, consider this as you gather some examples of London's approach...

 

London's Transport Strategies

 

Has the Congestion Charged worked? - scroll down and watch the video clip too!

 

Congestion Charge website

 

new bus for London

 

The M25

 

Pedestrianisation

 

Average road speeds in London have in fact increased just a little to an "admittedly not supersonic" 9.4 miles an hour!

 

Cross Rail - know its aims and opening date??

 

Other UK examples?  Manchester MetroLink

 

 

Curitiba is a well known example of model for a sustainable city - it is in Brazil!  Curitiba   Geofactsheet  WATCH THIS  and this evaluation of the rapid bus transit system

 

Curitiba- Green Exchange Programme

 

A summary of the scheme here

 

Rio de Janerio - The CAG cable car project - what are its benefits? - WATCH

 

http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/cities.asp

 

 

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