Essay On Sustainable Cities

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INTRODUCTION Sustainable cities, also referred to as eco-cities, are metropolises that are designed with consideration of environmental impact, inhabited by people dedicated to minimal amount of energy required such as food and water, also the minimum outputs of waste products such as heat, air pollution, carbon dioxide, methane, and water pollution. Throughout the various planning decisions that is used to design cities, it eventually leads to the high tendency of urban sprawl. Urban sprawl describes the how the human population has expanded from central urban areas into communities which are low-density, mono-functional and often heavily car-dependant. Urban sprawl is highly detested by suburban citizens, but it is far more effective for…show more content…
In order to be successful at planning, all three key corners must be intact with each-other in order to be executed effectively. The articles revolving around the planner’s triangle is beneficial towards my argument is because it demonstrates how the way cities are developed, and what assets need to be included in the developmental process in order for them to be, and to remain sustainable. Despite the flaws it presents, the planners’ triangle is a highly effective way to the development of sustainable cities.
Hulchanski, J. (2010). The three cities within Toronto (pp. 1-27). Toronto, Ont.: Cities Centre, University of Toronto.
In the following article, the author J. David Hulchanski, explains the three different types of neighborhoods, or cities how he defines, that are present within the surrounding of the G.T.A, even more specifically Toronto. Hulchanski discusses about the incomes that all three of these cities present and the various statistics associated with it. The three cities are corresponding as follows. City #1, is a pre- dominantly high-income area of the City of Toronto which “these neighborhoods are generally found in the central city and close to the city’s subway lines” (Hulchanski 2010, 5). Secondly there’s City #2, “a mainly middle-income area, where neighborhood incomes have remained fairly close to the CMA average since 1970” (Hulchanski 2010,
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