Presentation Title

The Future of Our Cities: The Direction For Sustainable Growth

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1008

Start Date

24-3-2018 1:45 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 2:00 PM

Abstract

In the past, municipalities struggled to take control of development in areas within their own boundaries. Rapid urbanization put stresses on cities and caused them to continually expand outward which created the unsustainable urban sprawl that affects the majority of them today. This presentation reviews the ways in which cities are changing to become more sustainable and optimized; some of the ideas proposed are densification, ride-sourcing, the creation of more green-spaces, and the utilization of Smart-City Principles. These ideas all need to be considered for our cities to be developed in the future if they are to be successful and sustainable for generations to come.

Department

Geography and Environmental Studies

Faculty Advisor

Gilles Viaud

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Mar 24th, 1:45 PM Mar 24th, 2:00 PM

The Future of Our Cities: The Direction For Sustainable Growth

IB 1008

In the past, municipalities struggled to take control of development in areas within their own boundaries. Rapid urbanization put stresses on cities and caused them to continually expand outward which created the unsustainable urban sprawl that affects the majority of them today. This presentation reviews the ways in which cities are changing to become more sustainable and optimized; some of the ideas proposed are densification, ride-sourcing, the creation of more green-spaces, and the utilization of Smart-City Principles. These ideas all need to be considered for our cities to be developed in the future if they are to be successful and sustainable for generations to come.