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Urban Planning is crucial to ensure that a city is sustainable, has a transportation system that works (very few traffic jams), is safe, has affordable housing and other considerations. Planning can make a big difference to a city. Vancouver’s planners have incorporated a seawall around much of the downtown core of the city and opposite banks. The result is a vibrant, walking, biking, running city full of healthy people.
Vancouver’s Seawalls

Urban Planning Map (see wiki for details)

Seawall

Seawall

Wiki

Kabul City Map

Kabul City Map

 

Transit

Canary Wharf Tube Station, London

Canary Wharf Tube Station, London

Very densely built-up areas require high capacity urban transit, and urban planners must consider these factors in long term plans.

Careers in Planning
Cyburbia

I work in the computer industry. That is, I work on a computer. I know how polluting it is and so I am passing on this post so more and more people have ideas about how to recycle this stuff. I also have heard that people in China sort out the metals of these things, by hand. I think it should be responsibility of the producer to produce something that can be recycled and easily fixed , as Earnest Callenbach states in his book Ecotopia, and also the responsibiltiy of the consumer to take the steps set out for these machines to get recycled. Here are some ideas about what to do:

The Green Way to Dump Electronic Junk

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