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4 Eco-Cities of the Future
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With the world population estimated to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, conscious countries are building their own eco-cities, hoping to provide a solution to the environmental crisis’ they are currently facing.
Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city (China)
- What was once a dumping ground for toxic waste, is soon to be the world’s largest eco-city.
- At least 50% of the residents will have jobs within the city, which will lessen the air pollution from transport.
- 20% of the energy will be generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal energy.
- There will be pneumatic waste collection tunnels that will remove the need for rubbish trucks.
New Clark City (Philippines)
- 66% of the city will consist of green areas, such as farmlands and parks.
- The city will use the mudflow material, Lahar, as an eco-friendly alternative to concrete.
- Buildings will be equipped with technology that will reduce water and energy consumption.
- As the Philippines has an air-pollution problem which affects 98% of the residents, the new city will reliant on public transport.
Quayside, Toronto (Canada)
- 50% of the city’s roofs will be solar panelled.
- By generating 10% of its power, the community will be semi-self-sufficient.
- Construction methods will be introduced to create buildings that are quicker, greener and cheaper than usual Toronto houses.
Pena Station (Colorado)
- As a sunny location, there will be an abundance of rooftop solar panels to generate renewable energy.
- The city will have its own microgrid that will store excess solar energy for backup.
- Panasonic is planning to open a headquarters a short four-minute walk from the train station, cutting down the need for cars.
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