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How to make cities greener? Investing in buildings, transport & planning can bring economic&climate benefits: #7billion

How to make cities greener? Investing in buildings, transport & planning can bring economic&climate benefits: #7billion

Making the Economic Case for Greening Cities 10/13/2011 A number of cities around the world have pioneered ambitious green policies and trajectories to improve environmental performance Significant Slice of GDP Being Lost Through Poor Urban Planning Gwangju, 13 October 2011-Improved planning and more intelligent management of cities across the developed and developing world could play a key role in growing economies, boosting social improvements and reducing humanity's environmental footprint. Findings from the Green Economy report of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) indicate that current patterns of urban development could be costing countries over three per cent of GDP as a result of congestion to welfare costs. The cities chapter of the report, released at the Gwangju Summit of the Urban Environmental Accords in the Republic of Korea, cites Buenos Aires and Dakar as ...

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