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A CLEANER WAY
The world of sustainable urban planning
U R B A N P L A N N E R S I N A L B E R TA
A R E TA K I N G S T E P S T O B U I L D
T H E E N E R GY- E F F I C I E N T C I T I E S
OF THE FUTURE

As cities continue to swell, urban and community planners will
need to build the infrastructure which comprises them in a
way that won't worsen the effects of climate change. Buildings,
transportation options and energy sources will continually contribute to unsustainability if practices don't evolve.
Compounding these environmental concerns are existing power
and traffic congestion inefficiencies. Efficient alternatives to established public systems could cost less for cities (and citizens)
in the short and long terms.

Every year, more people move
into cities. The population in
the world living in cities sits at
around 55 per cent, with that
number expected to rise to
68 per cent by 2050. With two
thirds of the people on our
planet urbanized, the demand for
urban infrastructure will increase.
Image courtesy of
Blatchford Development.

Luckily, planners and companies are revitalizing and rejiggering these components of city life. Developers and contractors in
Alberta have been actively working to reduce carbon emissions
in buildings, and streamline transportation processes.
Buildings contribute around 13 per cent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. This isn't just limited to skyscrapers; residential homes, community centres and similar structures all add
to this unlucky number 13.
To lower the total, communal ground-based heating systems,
better insulated building sleeves and alternative energy like
solar photovoltaic are intertwining in new ways to work
towards cleaner, more energy-efficient residential and
commercial buildings.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/miriamtuerk/2019/03/14/smart-cities-are-going-green-because-it-costs-less/#6820a50d40fe https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2018-05-17/report-two-thirds-of-worlds-population-will-live-in-cities-by-2050 https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-plan/reduce-emissions.html#toc0

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