Skip to comments.Tomorrow's sustainable cities (Video)
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 worlds future as their combined population of all these cities was about two billion people, a third of the worlds 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.
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No way, they want to make people return to the 18th century of living in a rabit hutch!
Did they talk about the “Dignity Hospices” and the “End of Life Choice Councilors” ?
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.
Not us......we’re not going anywhere. Not easily anyway.
I seem to remember someone in the new testament saying, “stay out of the cities” when the shit hits the fan.
Sounds like some sound advice....i’ll think i’ll take it!
Sustainable and city are mutually exclusive concepts.
The child catcher looks suspiciously like Frances Fox Piven.
You ain't kiddin'.
Piven-Krauthammer love child?
Ewww. Double eww, you're right.
Simple Solution! CAROUSEL!
I suggest we start in the Muslim nations first, and see how the "test" works.
Whenever I see the word “sustainable,” I think communism, fascism and thievery.
RENEW!! RENEW!! RENEW!!
“Sustainable urban development,” a.k.a. central planning, a.k.a. certain disaster.
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