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Tomorrow's sustainable cities (Video)
CNC World ^ | 3/27/2011 | CNC World

Posted on 03/27/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT by wheresmyusa

The Inter-American Development Bank annual conference kicked off Friday in Calgary, Canada. The meeting is focusing on the sustainable future for emerging cities. Our CNC correspondent Al Campbell has more details at the scene.

STANDUP: AL CAMPBELL, CNC CORRESPONDENT "Sustainable emerging cities was very much the focus of the Inter-American Development Bank conference being held here in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday afternoon. IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno spoke about how there was 3,500 emerging cities around the world. Each of these cities has a population between 100,000 people and two million people. He says that their sustainable development was vital for the world’s future as their combined population of all these cities was about two billion people, a third of the world’s population."

SOUNDBITE: LUIS ALBERTO MORENO, IDB PRESIDENT "This means that most of the urban growth in the next 20 years will happen in emerging cities. In order to keep up with that growth, city governments will need to spend trillions of dollars on new infrastructure, housing and public buildings. They will also need to find vast new resources of water, electricity and fuel. As a result, what happens in these emerging cities in the next 20 years will have huge consequences for the rest of the planet. Cities in general already produce approximately 75 per cent of total CO2 emissions. In Latin America, emerging cities could both contribute to climate change and become victims of it."

The annual meeting attracts top government authorities from the Bank's 48 member countries, including several finance ministers and central banks chiefs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cncworld.tv ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; development; sustainable
"...a collective vision for a different kind of urban future."
1 posted on 03/27/2011 10:17:29 AM PDT by wheresmyusa
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2 posted on 03/27/2011 10:18:35 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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No way, they want to make people return to the 18th century of living in a rabit hutch!


3 posted on 03/27/2011 10:20:39 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: wheresmyusa

Did they talk about the “Dignity Hospices” and the “End of Life Choice Councilors” ?


4 posted on 03/27/2011 10:21:00 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: wheresmyusa

One of AGENDA 21 goals is to reduce global population by 80%. I guess a few of us will have to go to save the collective.


5 posted on 03/27/2011 10:22:41 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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Not us......we’re not going anywhere. Not easily anyway.


6 posted on 03/27/2011 10:25:22 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

I seem to remember someone in the new testament saying, “stay out of the cities” when the shit hits the fan.


7 posted on 03/27/2011 10:34:44 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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Sounds like some sound advice....i’ll think i’ll take it!


8 posted on 03/27/2011 10:37:47 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: wheresmyusa

Sustainable and city are mutually exclusive concepts.


9 posted on 03/27/2011 10:40:37 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: wheresmyusa
Why does this story remind me of the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?


10 posted on 03/27/2011 10:41:25 AM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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Whoa...


11 posted on 03/27/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: Dr. Sheldon Cooper

The child catcher looks suspiciously like Frances Fox Piven.


12 posted on 03/27/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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The child catcher looks suspiciously like Frances Fox Piven.

You ain't kiddin'.


13 posted on 03/27/2011 11:20:01 AM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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Piven-Krauthammer love child?


14 posted on 03/27/2011 11:27:18 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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Piven-Krauthammer love child?

Ewww. Double eww, you're right.


15 posted on 03/27/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (If Mohammed were alive today, he wouldn’t be allowed to live within 1000 yards of a school.)
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To: wheresmyusa
One of AGENDA 21 goals is to reduce global population by 80%. I guess a few of us will have to go to save the collective.

Simple Solution! CAROUSEL!





I suggest we start in the Muslim nations first, and see how the "test" works.

16 posted on 03/27/2011 12:41:02 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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Whenever I see the word “sustainable,” I think communism, fascism and thievery.


17 posted on 03/27/2011 2:03:38 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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Simple Solution! CAROUSEL!

RENEW!! RENEW!! RENEW!!

18 posted on 03/28/2011 6:02:40 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSnLU9nyFSA


19 posted on 03/28/2011 6:10:57 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: wheresmyusa

“Sustainable urban development,” a.k.a. central planning, a.k.a. certain disaster.


20 posted on 03/28/2011 6:11:33 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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