Monday, April 6, 2015

Environmentally sustainable City

An envitonmentally sustainable city or ecocity or green city emphasizes the following points:

Preventing pollution and reducing waste
Using resources and matter resources efficiently
Recycling, reusing and composting atleast 60% of all municipal solid waste
Using solar and other locally available, renewable energy resources
Protecting and encouraging biodiversity by preserving surrounding land

The following are examples of green cities in the world:
Curitiba (Brazil)
Waitakere city (New Zealand)
Leicester (England)
Portland (Oregon, USA)
Davis (California, USA)
Olympia (Washington, USA)
Chattanooga (Tennessee, USA)