We look at the world’s greenest cities and how a greener planet can start where population is most dense.
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With cities contributing upwards of 75 per cent of global carbon emissions, urban design is increasingly important when planning for climate change. This discussion examines the creative urban design solutions coming out of the world’s cities. Saskia Sassen is Robert S Lynd Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Richard Sennett is professor of sociology at LSE and NYU. Jonathon Porritti s the chair of the sustainable development commission and founder and director of Forum for the Future.
Futurist Peter Schwartz leads a diverse panel discussing the building of green communities in China and throughout the world.
They explore how to make a city that is environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and culturally appealing.
TED Talks How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars.