This provides a great opportunity to provide green spaces in these sections, particularly in the low income and manufactured home parks. These spaces could be used for growing spaces and create a “significant portion of produce” for residence who have less of ability to provide fresh produce. It could also bring neighbors together, build social capital and promote empowerment of residents. (Yuen,
Trees can produce different products that can be used for building and other day-to-day functions. In the text “tree Cutting Does Have Positive Environmental Consequences,” Bill Cook, a forester and wildlife biologist, describes that the construction of buildings would be impossible without cutting the trees for wood (Cook). For example, when building a house, construction workers first make the structure of the house from wood, before adding cement and any other building essentials. Paper products, such as toilet paper and boxes, are made from different parts of trees (Cook). The deforested trees are not being wasted because other parts of the tree will be used when necessary.
This is for the plaster board to fit perfect and for the there to less waste, and better buildability. When it comes to reuse it’s not too easy to recycle as steel. The process for recycling timber studs popular in the 90s (wikipedia, n.d.) Gaining more momentum as the treat of climate change became ever stronger. With the focus of consumers wanting a more sustainable product, manufacturers had to change the way they thought about how and what type of product they got to market. Conclusion While both are readily available as a natural resource, both products have been mastered in the art of manufacturing to market.
Are compact cities the way forward? 3. Is planning for urban growth and climate change compatible? 4. What are the impact of high lot density to residential developments The foundation of South East Queensland’s 2009-2031 planning scheme’s goals is to create a more sustainable urban future (ABS, 2010).
The goals of urban sustainability are branded under the triple-bottom line, which attends to the organization of three areas, often referred to as profit, people, and planet. The triple bottom line philosophy attributes equal importance to all three areas. Business as well as communities which follow this strategy aim to achieve long term balance between economic, social and environmental sustainability. From an economic standpoint the community does not score well, the reason for this conclusion is based on the indicators public transit, active transit, as well as accessible services. Access to public transit is a vital resource for society today as it is a line of transportation which allows for new comers to visit neighbourhoods and increase density as well as for current members of the community to get to their jobs where they are able to abet the economy.
The trees will also contribute to new wildlife habitats, restore water cycles, and rebuild carbon storage. The new trees will help store some of the carbon that was released from the cut down forests. A drawback to this concept is that although replanting trees is good, the lost ecosystems will not be able adapt back after losing their
There are some pros and cons to reclaimed wood. While some people love the unique character of a wood floor made with reclaimed lumber, others don 't see the beauty. Advantages of Reclaimed Wood It 's Eco-Friendly Using reclaimed lumber means that there 's a decreased demand for new lumber. This helps stop deforestation. Environmentally-friendly wood won 't be placed in landfills, either.
An ecosystem according to him can be constructed and fitted without the need of coevolution. Coevolution occurs when each species in a relationship imposes evolutionary selection on the other but in Green Mountain this lacks. Therefore “Coevolution is not necessary for the development of a complex ecosystem” (Wilkinson, 2004) .Secondly he also presents how creation of a forest system on Green Mountain have increased carbon sequestration in vegetation. On Green Mountain, the change from a fern-dominated system to cloud forest, with many trees of a trunk diameter at breast height (1.5 m) of >0.75 m, will have greatly increased the carbon stored in the vegetation (Wilkinson, 2004). This can be an important aspect in solving the global warming problem as more carbon can be restored through such ecological
Economic infrastructure helps to produce items that were consumed by households, e.g. water, sanitation and electricity. Economic infrastructure can further be sub - divided into three categories: utilities, such as power, piped gas, telecommunications, water and sanitation, sewerage and solid waste disposal, public works, such as roads and water catchments in dams, irrigation and drainage and other transport sub-sectors such as railways, waterways and seaports, airports and urban transport systems (UN Habitat, 2011). 2.2.2 Social Infrastructure This was the interdependent mix of facilities, places, spaces, projects, services and networks that maintain and improve the standard of living and quality of life in a community. Social infrastructure was in two types, hard and soft infrastructure.