Arielle Shrem SUST 1001 - Urban Sustainability Final Exam Paper: Newtown Creek Although it will take a lot of time and effort to rectify the conditions at Newtown Creek, the variety in the recommendations from all the groups shows how many options are available to go about it. Some of the ideas need some more foresight in accounting for all three pillars. For example, it is not always a good idea to focus too much on environmental needs if the tradeoffs put social needs at too high of a risk. Even so, each suggestion has its own merit, especially when you use them together. By implementing multiple ideas you are tackling more then one issue/pillar at a time. Therefore, the overall outcome is better then limiting the benefits to a specific area of mediation. As Gestalt’s Theory in psychology states, “the whole is greater then the sum of the parts.” To have a successful whole you must have numerous inter-reliant components with different levels of priority depending on effectiveness, cost, social impact, and time frame. Every group had its own suggestions for green infrastructure. The most popular method among the projects was the implementation of green roofs. As every group stated, green roofs can help regulate temperatures inside buildings, saving costs on heating and cooling. They are handy in capturing storm water runoff, which can then be used for food production. Group A did a good job showing these benefits, but neglected to consider the possible detrimental
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In the future I recommend a more sophisticated control over the Blacktown area to avoid these environmental issues and more improved implementations, and more ways that involve and educate the community on these issues would help
Kangaroo Point Cliffs are one of the most iconic places that highlight Brisbane city’s history along with the Brisbane City Hall and Story Bridge. These cliffs were known by Aborigines even before European settlers arrived in Brisbane. The development around the Kangaroo Point Cliff was started in the 1900s when roads were developed around the cliff. Today, the Kangaroo Point Cliff offers many adventurous activities such as rock climbing, kayaking on the Brisbane River, Segway tours, bike riding around the garden etc. The rocks found on these steep cliffs are known as the ‘Brisbane Tuff’. These unique pink and green stones were also used in building public buildings during the 1820s and 1830s. The very steep feature and gas holes on the cliff plays a significant role in identifying these cliffs a result of a volcanic eruption (Visit Brisbane, 2018). This essay analyses geological formation of Kangaroo Point cliff and the Brisbane tuff which the
This chapter is mainly intended to suggest a springboard for filling gaps between analysis (method) and practices. Based on the result of suitability analyses under Scenario 1, ‘Equal Consideration,’ which places equal weight on the six criteria, this chapter tries to show how the four selected GI practices –rain gardens, bioswales, green roofs, and permeable pavement– can be located suitably, balancing the effectiveness of and demands for GI. The reason why the first scenario was selected for the suggestion is that since the other three issues are basically grounded on uncertain and unpredictable factors such as urban growth and climate change.
Communities that was adjacent to Buffalo Creek. When operation of the mine commenced in 1945 the practice dumping of slurry or coal mining waste into the hollow also began. Coal companies who operated upstream of the communities dammed Buffalo Creek to facilitate mining operations, which created an earth dam that held back 130 million gallons of water and coal waste. On average, a thousand tons of slurry had to be dumped every day. Although there were many complaints about the safety of the coal company and its regulation of the Buffalo Creek site, nothing was ever done to improve the dam’s conditions. The Buffalo Creek project had three earth dams ranging in
On October 8th, 2015 our 8-Orange team took a field trip to the Conodoguinet Creek to test the water quality. The Conodoguinet Creek was tested about 2 different times. It was tested about 2 times to take a test to see if the water was polluted or unpolluted. The results will help you understand the conflict of the Conodoguinet Creek.The water came up to about our knees. This trip was different but very informational.
Green buildings could become one of the main factors to preserve our rapidly decaying environment. There is no easy way to define a green building, but a green building is essentially a structure that amplifies the positives and mitigates the negatives throughout the entire life cycle of the building (Kriss, 2014). There are many definitions for a green building, but all of them include the planning, designing, constructing, and operating of the building while taking into huge considerations of the energy use, water use, indoor air environment, materials used and the effect it has on the site the green building is being built on. The first green buildings dates back to as far as the 1970’s, when solar panels went from experiments to reality. Green buildings were not as popular as they are today due to their extremely high pricing. With technology rapidly growing, solar panels are becoming cheaper and cheaper, making the transition to creating green buildings more affordable. This is the primary reason for the increased growth of green buildings today. A modern company that is paving the way to the growth of green buildings named LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, focuses primarily on new and effective ideas for environmentally friendly buildings projects. With more than 60,000 commercial projects worldwide and 1.7 million square feet being certified every day, LEED is one of the leading groups for promoting green buildings. LEED has popularized the entire
Therefore, even at this juncture in Ben Hall's life following his dispossession of Sandy Creek, the recent incarceration's and fatherhood, conjoined with Ben's own self-inflicted sense of persecution by Sir Frederick Pottinger which was undoubtedly prompted as a result of his continuous and reckless friendships plus the two very recent and close shaves with the judicial system inevitably kept Hall under the spotlight of police suspicion and surveillance. Furthermore, all these correlated facts indicated that Ben did not after his release at Orange and Forbes, prevent himself from taking a venturous path, one that asserted his associations with the bushrangers Frank Gardiner, John Gilbert, John O'Meally and another young tearaway Patrick 'Patsy'
In this essay I will be exploring the topic of regeneration and whether the development has had any crucial impact on the area Deptford Creek. Regeneration to me is to make something better, so I will be investigating to see if the regeneration has improved living standards for the people living in the area. In terms of regeneration, change is a key factor hence why I will be looking at how Deptford Creek has changed over the past years.
In todays’ world, an increasing number of homeowners are seeking opportunities to protect and help the environment with their housing materials and home energy usage. For this reason, creating a green “living” roof is an attractive option for many people. A green roof does require several layers of support vegetation, a waterproofing membrane and an irrigation system. On the other hand, for those who are more concerned with energy-efficiency, metal roofing has proven quite effective in reducing heating and cooling costs for homeowners around the
Green roofs are a type of green infrastructure that are becoming increasingly more popular as they perform vital environmental functions in addition to being a used for storm water management. In simple terms, green roofs provide storm management by providing layers of absorbent materials on the roof’s surface capable of holding water. These layers consist of some form of vegetation like grass, a growing medium that enables the vegetation to cultivate, a filtering layer that allows only water to pass through, a draining layer, a waterproof barrier that prevents water from going through and the roof structure that is made from a material like concrete, wood or steel (City of Alexandria). According to Lake Superior Streams, green rooftops absorb 15%-90% of runoff rainwater that comes in contact with the roof, and that large variation in absorbency is based on the vegetation and growing medium used (Lake Superior Streams). The type of vegetation used ultimately depends on several factors, such as the climate, access to sunlight and the depth of the growing medium as shallow growing mediums (5cm) can only sustain plant species with short roots such as sedum (stone-crop), while grasses, herbs and wildflowers can be sustained in medium-depth growing mediums (10cm) and columbines and asters can live in growing medium with deeper depths (15cm or more) (Green Garage). The depth of the growing medium directly correlates with the vegetation that can be grown on a green roof as the
We all have a conventional roof, any of us use that roof other than shelter purpose? But this green roof has many benefits at environmental protection, social quality of life and economic development. in short benefits at sustainable development. A green roof contributes in storm-water management, reduction in heat island effects, reduction in pollution, provide habitat for plants, insects and animals, aesthetic benefits, reduction in noise level, fire prevention, energy savings ( reduction in energy bills) as well as the life of the green roof is twice than the conventional roof ( stater 2008; Kristin and D 2006; Amanda, Jim , Mcrae , Kathy , Michel 2014; Donald and Preethi 2010)
1.1 further develop a commonly shared long-term vision for a sustainable city or a town.
Reduction of the urban heat island impact can be completed by the utilize of green roofs and the use of surfaces in urban areas with lighter color, which absorb less heat and reflect more sunlight.
The enclosed recommendation report compares green roofs and white roofs, which I informed you of in my previous letter. The information in this report includes the cost analysis, which examines the installation, maintenance, and replacements costs of each roof type. In addition, the report examines the environmental impact in offsetting greenhouse gases.