Let's develop our criteria here!
Out of the 3 criteria, the ones which attracted me the most are:-
Please feel free to give your ideas and also to contradict mine.
Looking at the criteria on those awards, which criteria do you think are the most useful for evaluating how green a city is?
For example, you could select Sustainable Urban Mobility and Waste and Circular Economy.
Write a sentence or two about each criteria you select to explain why you think they are important.
I think the following criteria should make up to the final list:-
The Criteria for judging a GRUEN from my side are:
It is a very important substance on earth. Clean and sufficient water is most important requirement of a human being.The clean water bed and green environment for sufficient rain is one of the most important requirements of a GRUEN
2) Sustainable Land Use
Sustainable Land Use is the management of the natural environment and the built environmentto conserve the resources that help to sustain the current local human population and that of future generations.Justifiable and sustainable distribution of land use will help to build the green environment .
One more criteria from my side
3) Energy performance: The energy performance is defined as the amount of energy actually consumed (or estimated to be necessary) to meet the different needs associated with a standard use of the building including heating/cooling, lighting and provision of hot waterEnergy consumption is rapidly rising, owing to the increase in demand due to technological advances, population, modernization & economic development
I liked the criteria given by you.
Please give your opinions on mine criteria.So that we can make the final list as the new task is approaching.
Yeah! As I have said, I think that all the criteria we chose are worthy to be on the final list.
So for now there are 5 criteria for identifying a green city. They are as follows:-
)Population density-is the number of individuals per unit geographic area, for example, number per square meter, per hectare, or per square kilometer. This variable affects a number of other population variables.
2) CFC levels-Once in the atmosphere, CFCs drift slowly upward to the stratosphere, where they are broken up by ultraviolet radiation, releasing chlorine atoms, which are able to destroy ozone molecules. ... When sunlight returns in the spring, the chlorine begins to destroy ozone.
2)Sanitation- refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and adequate treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage. Preventing human contact with feces is part of sanitation, as is hand washing with soap.
I think all criteria are worthy of being a part of the list. However the list must contain limited number of criterion so as to make the evaluation easy. So I request all group members to give suggestions on how many and which criteria should be on the final list. Also, so that no member feels neglected, we should include at least one criteria given by them.
Ya good decision ....so from my side ill go for CFC levels.other group members to please select at least 1 criteria which one they want to go for.
I would like to add nature and biodiversity as if the nature and biodiversity is healthy, it itself indicates that the air quality of that city is good to some extent.
I request other members to also add one criteria to the list as soon as possible, since we also have to proceed to the next part.
Also, if need arises (i.e. if no other members respond), we would have to take 2 criteria from each member who responses and create a list of 6-8 criterion. Please suggest your views on the same. I do not mean to offend any inactive member, but seeing the time and the fact that delaying the formation of the list would stack up other task, this becomes necessary.
Hey! Sorry for the late reply.
So I believe, the topics included both in the European Green Leaf award and The European Green Capital award are important and crucial. So we can narrow down to few important criteria which we all agree to.
And can we form a group on WhatsApp or any other platform where we can interact more easily and quickly?
So now we have 3 criteria:-
I believe sustainable urban mobility is a criteria which should be in the final list.
Sustainable urban mobility basically requires a mind shift: where transport in private cars and trucking give way to different modes of public transport. Like bicycle and pedestrian lanes, electric vehicles, car sharing. Therefore we can say that sustainable urban mobility contributes to lowering of carbon levels in the environment.
A sustainable urban mobility plan ensures a variety of sustainable transport options for the safe, healthy and fluid passage of people and goods, with all due consideration for fellow residents and the urban environment.
Please join to the whatsApp group through this link so that we can interact more easily and quickly:
this is for all those members who have not joined the group. We have successfully formulated the list with 7 criteria:
Sorry for not being available for the previous weeks. I was stuck in a whole lot of work. I studied all the discussions and I think that the criteria mentioned above are suitable but I think that we should go for a larger number if criteria and towards a more specific approach. Apart from that I also think that we must include several other topics such as industry, noise and others. I will shortly send a list for the topics I have shortlisted for it.
Also, I think we need to finalise the different parameters under which we will judge our city like the public initiative and the government initiative one.
The criterion I would suggest for adding in the list is the sustainability of industries and factories.
I think it is an important criterion to accomodate in our list. Since industries and factories are a main cause of most problems in a non-green city.
As we already have decided our main parameters, we are looking forward to get suggestions on the subheads on which we will grade our cities. For example: public initiative, government initiative, past situation etc. You are all welcome to post your suggestions regarding the same.
The same can be given on the WhatsApp group.
For the sub criterias, I recommend the following:-
a)public awareness: along with other factors, I feel that public awareness is one of the most important aspects in determining how green a city is. Since other initiatives can only work with public cooperation which comes with public awareness.
b)progression towards being a greener city: it is important since initiative matters more than the result. Most cities in India are not green but many are trying so I found it necessary to add.
I will shortly suggest more potential topics.