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SUSTAINABLE AND EQUITABLE URBANISM

“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them

—Albert Einstein”

Learning Objectives

  • Identify some of the features of sustainable urbanism.
  • Differentiate between ecologically sustainable urbanism and equitable urbanism.
  • Develop the skills to prepare an environment management plan.
  • Equip to practice and use energy efficiency through simple actions.

In most of the developed countries people living in urban areas are more than 80% as shown in Table 1.3 in Chapter 1. Even in a developing country like Brazil it is 86%. China has 51% of its huge population living in urban centers. Data on percentage of urban population growth demonstrates the fact that, urbanization and development ...

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