Cool Ways To Get Sustainable Cities

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People get more and more involved in future sustainable cities.

Global warming, CO2 and melting icecaps are reasons for citizens to turn their lights off, responsible water use and taking a bike instead of the car.

But there are regions were people do more. Let’s have a look at great sustainable initiatives. 

  • Gondola, sustainable, transportation, CO2, Electricity, green city, climate change

    Gondola as aerial tramway with Rio De Janeiro below

    Gondolas as aerial tramway
    Medellin, Caracas, Rio and La Paz

    Some cities have trouble to implement buses or subways because of steep landscape, narrow streets, and congested roadways.

    Cities like Medellin, Caracas, Rio de Janeiro and La Paz have a solution by using cable-car systems or ‘Gondolas’ as public transportation. Gondolas run on electricity, make a minimum amount of noise, and reduce traffic congestion.

  • green roof, agriculture, CO2, isolation, climate change, sustainable solution

    Abu Ahmed in Gaza uses his roof to grow tomatoes, parsley, red cabbage and onions. All of which feed his family and create a lush green space

    Green Roofs
    Brooklyn, Singapore, Amsterdam, Gaza, Hong Kong, Tokyo

    Green Roofs and urban farming are becoming more widespread.

    Green roofs isolate and the vegetation filters out particulates, nitrogen, oxides and soot from the air and take up CO2 from the atmosphere. Using green roofs as gardens and farms helps provide the city’s population with slow food.

    Many cities and buildings could benefit from incorporating a green roof into their infrastructure!

  • Solar Roadways and Green Pavement
    Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Berkeley
  • Sustainable infrastructure - solar power bikers lane generates electricity

    This bikers lane with solar cells, generates green energy

    The Dutch cycle nation has it’s first solar bike path, SolaRoad.

    Rows of crystalline silicon solar cells are embedded in concrete and then covered with translucent tempered glass. Thousand miles of paths and roads can be transformed to renewable energy power roads.

    Solar Roadways could replace a large percentage of asphalt, decreasing carbon emissions and increasing our renewable energy.

  • Van Gogh, Roosegaarde, smart road, CO2, climate change, green city solutions, LED

    Pilot Smart Highway with Glowing Lines live

    Also in the Netherlands: Smart Highways and a beautiful Vincent van Gogh Path are coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark.

  • sustainable, green city, CO2, climate change, asphalt, smart road

    The Berkeley parking lot provides an opportunity to feature cool pavement coatings that are applied directly to existing paved surfaces

    And this is so logical: Researchers of Berkeley studied ‘cool pavement‘ asphalt technologies.

    Like cool roofs, cool pavements reflect as much as 30 to 50 percent of the sun’s energy, compared to only 5 percent for new asphalt (and 10 to 20 percent for aged asphalt).
    Cool pavements will be available in different hues, including green, blue and yellow, and their solar reflectance value depends on both color and material.


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