Tanner Springs Park in Portland, Oregon, is connected to the busy Jamison Square two blocks away by a wooden boardwalk made of ipê, Tanner Springs Park is quiet and naturalistic, designed by Atelier Dreiseitl and GreenWorks PC. (Tony Moore/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)
It’s the seventh of COP26, and the themes of the day are nature and land use. Learn about how land use impacts climate change, and an exciting development to counteract these factors in Singapore.
An introduction to land use, right from the conference’s website. What does COP26 have to say about it? Scroll to the bottom of the article to see the list of specific land use issues that COP26 plans to tackle.
Why we need to rethink land use, especially regarding urban planning. What’s wrong with the way our cities are planned out, and what issues should we prioritize?
Singapore is building a 42,000-home eco-smart city. The eco-town of Tengah will be the first settlement in Singapore with centralized cooling, automated trash, and a car-free town center, offering a roadmap for slashing Singapore’s emissions and offering a hopeful example of sustainable urban development.
Check back tomorrow for more info on what is being explored at COP26 — and good reads to keep you informed!