Propose YOUR criteria for judging a GRUEN

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Group 19
by Ananya Agarwal - Saturday, 11 April 2020, 12:03 AM
 

Hi everyone!

Lets discuss our criteria for judging a green urban environment here. Hope to have interactive discussions and inputs from all the members. 

Lets do it together....

Ananya

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Re: Group 19
by Aarushi Singh - Saturday, 11 April 2020, 12:10 AM
 

Hi!

I think that the Asian Green City index covers a lot of criterias to judge a green city such as energy and CO2, land use and buildings, transport, waste, water, sanitation, air quality, and environmental governance to determine where each city falls in five performance bands that are well below average, below average, average, above average, and well above average.

I personally thinks that taking all these factors would be helpful for formulating a criteria that I would think judges a city well to tell if it is truly a Green City or not. Taking the factors that human live in and use - buildings and transport, the resources that they use - water and air and what they leave behind and are around- such as the waste, the sanitation facilities and their environment are crucial to consider for judging them.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Group 19
by Vaishnavi V. Sisodia - Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 1:49 AM
 

Heyy friend. I am from group 23 and I completely agree with you. Fantastic idea..

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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 10:00 PM
 

I think this will add a lot of weightage to our project. We can also use guidelines , objectives and statistics provided by who 

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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 10:00 PM
 

I think this will add a lot of weightage to our project. We can also use guidelines , objectives and statistics provided by who 

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Re: Group 19
by Ananya Agarwal - Saturday, 11 April 2020, 12:48 AM
 

Greetings everyone!

Here are some things I believe are necessary for judging a green urban society:-

1. Factors that improve the living standard of the people such as 'Air Quality Index' Water availability and sanitation facilities

2. Low carbon emission 

3. Transport facilities: energy efficient public transport

4. Infrastructure which would include buildings, sewage system ,etc

5. Forest cover and net sown area

6. And of course GREEN GROWTH and green economy which would include sustainable development and sustainable use of resources

What do you guys believe? Please share your views

Ananya


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Green growth and the Raworth doughnut model
by Brant Knützen - Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 8:41 AM
 

Hi Ananya,

If you like "green growth" as a balance between sustainable development and sustainable use of resources, you might appreciate the Raworth Doughnut Model!

Here's a short explanatory animation: 


And here is economist Kate Raworth's TED talk:


Amsterdam recently announced that they planned to adopt a sustainable development plan to overcome the Covid-19 economic crisis, based on the Doughnut Model!

Brant


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Re: Green growth and the Raworth doughnut model
by Aarushi Agarwal - Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 11:19 AM
 

greeting everyone

im Aarushi from group 23 ..the ideas which are proposed by this group are remarkable! well done!


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Re: Green growth and the Raworth doughnut model
by Ananya Agarwal - Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 5:47 PM
 

Hi 

thank you so much for this! it's really helpful

Ananya

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Re: Group 19
by tvishaa chadha - Saturday, 18 April 2020, 1:58 AM
 

Great suggestions Ananya all of them are nice and we shall take them into consideration and think of more and finalise by tomorrow 

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Re: Group 19
by tvishaa chadha - Saturday, 18 April 2020, 1:56 AM
 

Hello everyone 

Suggestion of Criteria’s 

1. Sustainable Urban mobility plan 

2. Climate Adaptation of Cities and for the Enhancement of Ecosystem Service

3. Infrastructure capacity or green infrastructure 

4. Energy consumption 

Please give your suggestions as well 

Thanks you 

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Re: Group 19
by Ananya Agarwal - Saturday, 18 April 2020, 10:57 PM
 

Hi Tvishaa 

The point of green infrastructure seems very unique. I beleive we should definelty add this...

Ananya

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Re: Group 19
by Reenaya Grover - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:54 PM
 

Good idea , we can take these ideas 


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Re: Group 19
by Ananya Agarwal - Saturday, 18 April 2020, 10:54 PM
 

hello  everyone!

I wanted to add another point which could be considered as a criteria : 

WASTAGE AND CONSUMPTION OF RESOURCES which would include

  • the sustainable waste management techniques used 
  • overutilisation of resouces
  • and sustainable consumption so that there is minimal impact on the environment

Hope you like the idea!

Ananya



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Re: Group 19
by tvishaa chadha - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 7:21 PM
 

Hello everyone 

Just wanted to add some more criteria’s 

1.Waste and circular economy 

an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources.

2. Water management system 

Hope you like the idea

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Re: Group 19
by Aarushi Singh - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 7:43 PM
 
hi!

i agree with all of these ideas and would like to propose two more - 

  • adapting to climate change - as global warming is something that currently seems to be an inevitable problem of the current time and near future
  • care of nature and biodiversity - flora and fauna need to be preserved, even if it an urbanized city. the plants that are indigenous need to be protected to prevent them from being endangered.

we also need to have the knowledge about the success of the measures implemented over the last five to ten years, the short and long term objectives for the future and proposed approach to achieve these. only then will be able to consider the criteria to be effective.



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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 8:55 PM
 

I would like to propose the following criteria’s-

1) monitoring of electromagnetic pollution- it’s is usually caused my radiation’s, uv light, microwaves as well as phones which is never gives as much importance however this is causing a lot of environmental discussion.

2) overuse of insecticides and pesticides- this has lead to a tonne of deaths and is a danger to the biodiversity.

3) monitoring household pollution- it is caused the smoke or the contaminants released during household activities killing 574000 kids under five every year and adding up to the global warming.

4) sustainable garbage processing - garbage is dumped openly which is not processed. Therefore it is necessary to come up with sustainable measures so that that garbage can either be reused or reduced.

5)utilisation of solar energy, wind energy- we all are blessed to be surrounded by natural habitat and with proper knowledge it is important to use it. Solar panels reduce pollution and are effective as well. 


I hope my suggestions can make an impact and are helpful to this project 

Thanks a lot



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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:52 PM
 

Along with that I would also like to add-

 better means of transportation and using energy efficient transportation. Like using battery cars or carpooling

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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:57 PM
 

 I also feel it’s very important for us to understand how people of the territory live and their way of thinking. It needs to be in consideration that people are the ones that can bring change and contribute in the environmental well being 

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Re: Group 19
by Reenaya Grover - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:55 PM
 

Amazing idea 

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Re: Group 19
by Aarushi Singh - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:39 PM
 
along with all of these criterias that we will be using to asses a city, we also need to consider the present situation and to have a set method how the information and data can be documented so that we can have a record of the progress the city is making along with environmental and man-made factors
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Re: Group 19
by Reenaya Grover - Sunday, 19 April 2020, 9:53 PM
 

Hello everyone 

My criteria  for judging are :- 

1) water management 

2) infrastructure development  

3) government policies 

4) sanitation 

5) waste management - by industries on the periphery on unban landscapes

6) over utilisation of pesticides and fertilisers

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Re: Group 19
by Ananya Agarwal - Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 4:57 PM
 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING A GREEN URBAN ENVIRONMENT

GROUP 19

 

  1. GREEN GROWTH 

A Green economy aims at taking actions for reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities and aims for sustainable development without degrading the environment. It’s important to not just focus on raising the bar of GDP but instead achieve growth which is beneficial to the people and certainly the environment. Green growth ensures the following: -

  • enables all people to create and enjoy prosperity.
  • promotes equity within and between generations.
  • safeguards restore and invest in nature.
  • support sustainable consumption as well as sustainable production.
  • It is innovative in managing natural systems.

 

     2.  UTILISATION OF RESOUCES 

Most resources of human need are exhaustible so their judicious use is important. Two very important aspects of utilization are 'CONSUMPTION AND WASTAGE'. Naturally, the consumption must be sustainable to make resources last longer. Consumption should include the adoption of the 3R’s and community efforts. Wastage should be minimal along with efficient waste management techniques. The household waste, e-waste, plastic waste, etc. should be handled wisely so that their impact on the environment can be reduced.

 



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Re: Group 19
by tvishaa chadha - Thursday, 23 April 2020, 2:15 PM
 

Criteria for judging a green urban environment

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 3. Green Infrastructure

 Green infrastructure is an approach to water management that protects, restores, or mimics the natural water cycle. Green infrastructure is effective, economical, and enhances community safety and quality of life. It means planting trees and restoring wetlands, rather than building a costly new water treatment plant.

Benefits of Green infrastructure :

-Habitat and Biodiversity - Enhancement of biodiversity in cities can increase environmental awareness among urban residents.

-Water Quality 

-Urban cooling

-Air quality 

-Natural Hydrology - Where local soils are suitable, rain gardens are used to treat stormwater before it permeates the groundwater.

-Passive Irrigation - Directing stormwater to irrigate the planting reduces the need for manual watering and increases soil moisture.


4.Sustainable urban mobility planning 


A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is a planning concept applied by local and regional authorities for strategic mobility planning. It encourages a shift towards more sustainable transport modes and supports the integration and balanced development of all modes.

It is necessary for Green Environments to devise new methods to promote healthy public transport and reduce the use of non renewable resources such as the fossil fuels. the basic characteristics of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan are:

  • Long-term vision and clear implementation plan
  • Participatory approach
  • Balanced and integrated development of all transport modes
  • Horizontal and vertical integration
  • Assessment of current and future performance;
  • Regular monitoring, review and reporting
  • Consideration of external costs for all transport modes.

 

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Re: Group 19
by Aarushi Singh - Thursday, 23 April 2020, 10:03 PM
 
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5. adapting to climate change - as global warming is something that currently seems to be an inevitable problem of the current time and near future


6. taking care of nature and biodiversity - flora and fauna need to be preserved, even if it an urbanized city. the plants that are indigenous need to be protected to prevent them from being endangered.


we also need to have the knowledge about the success of the measures implemented over the last five to ten years, the short and long term objectives for the future and proposed approach to achieve these. only then will be able to consider the criteria to be effective.


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Re: Group 19
by siya sharma - Saturday, 25 April 2020, 10:20 PM
 

7. ELECTROMAGNETIC POLLUTION- 

Electromagnetic waves pollution is a present issue since the telecommunication very fast evolves and digital processing of information advances more and more.

FM Radio and TV Transmitters: The strongest radio-frequency fields in most urban areas are associated with radio and TV broadcast services (for more information, see Fact Sheet 183). In urban areas, contributions from mobile phone base stations may reach similar amplitudes.

Radar: Radar systems are used for a variety of tasks, ranging from navigation to aircraft and missile surveillance systems (for more information, see Fact Sheet 226). Wide-spread penetrations are expected from vehicle anti collision radar systems.

High Voltage Power Lines: Power lines deliver electricity (usually at 50 or 60 Hz) and may span hundreds of kilometres (for more information related to their effects on human health, see the WHO Fact Sheets 205, 263).

Undersea Power Cables: Undersea cables are used in Europe (especially in Scandinavia and Greece), Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines to transfer electric power across water. These sea cables usually conduct very large DC currents of up to a thousand amperes or more.

The increasing level of electromagnetic radiation is a dangerous factor that poses risks of damage to living organisms as well as flora and fauna.


8. CARBON EMISSION -

A carbon emission is historically defined as the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product. CO2 emissions are also accompanied by soot, heavy metals, different contaminant. Which, all together,  provoke deleterious effects on living organism. 

This have consequences on the wildlife and plants. Eliminating wildlife, aquatic organisms as well as flora. 

It’s caused both naturally and by man as well-

Naturally it is caused by respiration, decomposition,  ocean release.

Man made- it is caused by industries, burning fossil fuels , transportation waste etc