Comment on Kuntal’s blog: Sustainable Transport: Walkable Cities

In Kuntal’s blog, He discussed about the topic of Sustainable Transport. He argued it lack of satiability in transport today. Walking is the most desirable pattern in city’s transport. However, the number of vehicles is high especially in rich countries. Kuntal proposed pedestrian makes a city within friendly atmosphere, such as New York, Florence, and…
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Comment on Adem Altunkaya’s ‘Community Participation and Methods for Community Involvement’

Community participation provides ways in which people can come together and provide their opinion creating some local ownership and control. People can participate in debates and discussions at various levels catering to the need for a range of wider (formal and informal) ways of people participation. Adem, highlights on Prue Chiles lecture about the importance of…
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Comment on – Zheng Leong’s: Sustainable Transportation – Reduce Environmental Stressors

In Jackson’s blog he clearly introduced two types of sustainable transport.  He reminded readers that pollution caused by transportation is not limited to air pollution, where noise and water pollution are also worth concerning. I would like to elaborate a bit more on sustainable transportation in terms of economic factors.  Besides promoting pedestrian and cyclist…
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Comment on – Ryan Conlon’s : Sustainable Transport: Reducing Emissions to Improve Health.

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Sustainable Transport Ryan’s blog post covered several aspects of sustainable transport, linking emissions and health gave an interesting perspective on such a prominent issue of today. As he stated, there are many negative effects of our reliance on the automobile. There’s a range of pollutants (Particulate matter PM, Hydrocarbons HC, Nitrogen oxides NOx, Carbon monoxide…
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Sustainable Transportation – Reduce Environmental Stressors

Any form of transportation with a ‘sustainable’ tag relies on renewable or regenerated energy instead of dwindling energy resources such as fossil fuels. (Michael Evans, 2011) There is also another form of definition which includes contribution to social and economic aspects without having any negative effect to the environment. (European Commission, 2001a, 2006; Joint Expert…
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Sustainable Transport : Walkable Cities

This blog is about the “Sustainable Transport” which has become quite a necessity nowadays. I am going to talk about how the lack of sustainability in transport sector affecting the world right now and steps which are being taken to avoid those effects. But first, sustainability in transport doesn’t only mean the eco-friendly cars and green infrastructure. Of…
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Sustainable Transport: Reducing Emissions to Improve Health

Here in the UK, private car ownership has risen dramatically since the 1960s, leaving cities ill-equipped to cater for small, everyday journeys because of its ease of travel (Koolhaas 1996). This increase has a hugely detrimental effect on one’s health. Further awareness of the harmfulness of motor vehicles should be enough to discourage people from…
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