ABS Urban Planning Documentary Storyboard

ABS Urban Planning Documentary Storyboard

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  • By: Richard Jun, Alej Curtis, Nishant Bhamidipati, Peter Baffoe, Thailer Lietz
  • Our Urban Ecosystem
  • 3 Major Cities
  • New York City
  • Shanghai
  • New Delhi
  • 3rd highest county cancer risk due to air pollution
  • Population: 8,600,000 inhabitants, 27,000 per sq mile
  • 12th highest state population but lowest energy consumption per capita
  • 7.1 metric ton of greenhouse gas emissions per person, compared to 24.5 national average
  • Ecology of New York City
  • Level of Development: High
  • How New York City Moderates its Ecological Impact
  • Heavy use of mass public transport, like subways, make New York City very energy efficient
  • Environmental groups try to pass green legislation
  • City government required to buy most energy efficient equipment for public offices and housing
  • Large percent of city vehicles required to be fuel-efficient hybrids or electric since 2005
  • Public transit use saved 1.8 billion US gallons of oil and $4.6 billion in gasoline costs in 2006
  • Industry has turned many water sources, like Suzhou creek, toxic
  • In 2016, the Ministry of Environmental Protection found that of 259 water samples, 88 were unfit for even industrial use.
  • Population: 24,170,000 inhabitants, 5,300 per sq mile
  • Carbon emissions lower per GDP than Chinese average: 10 tons per $10,00 
  • Shanghai could only provide 200 tons of fresh water per person in 2001, a seventh of the global average
  • Level of Development: Moderately High, growth has doubled since 1992
  • Ecology of Shanghai
  • China has a PM2.5 (air pollution) limit of 25 micrograms per cubic meter, 231 of 338 prefectures failed to meet this requirement in 2017
  • Government worked to clean up Suzhou creek over the course of a decade
  • In 2014, Shanghai vowed to reduce PM2.5 concentrations by 20% before 2017.
  • How Shanghai Moderates its Ecological Impact
  • As a continuation of their prior plan, China wants an 18% drop in all PM2.5 concentrations compared to 2015 values by 2020.
  • Moved much of industry to outskirts of city in 2005
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