D – Liveable Communities

Articles to support courses in Canadian Geography, specifically topics on urban environments and sustainability including how the infrastructure of a community can affect its liveability and its environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Issues relating to land use, urban growth, and human systems are analysed as well as strategies for making communities more sustainable

News Feature: The quest for the sustainable city | PNAS

News Feature: The quest for the sustainable city | PNAS

Cities have become epicenters for confronting climate change, harnessing renewable energy, and mitigating pollution. The city plans striving for sustainability are many. Easy solutions are few. New York, London, Copenhagen, and most of the other large cities in the developed

‘Plastic recycling is a myth’: what really happens to your rubbish? | Environment | The Guardian

You sort your recycling, leave it to be collected – and then what? From councils burning the lot to foreign landfill sites overflowing with British rubbish, Oliver Franklin-Wallis reports on a global waste crisis — Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/17/plastic-recycling-myth-what-really-happens-your-rubbish

Comparing population densities across Europe in a more meaningful way

Have a look at the work of Alasdair Rae via ’The Conversation’  on teasing apart the nuances of population density to allow more meaningful comparisons: https://theconversation.com/think-your-country-is-crowded-these-maps-reveal-the-truth-about-population-density-across-europe-90345