The Sustainability Plan And Its Involvement For The Three Pillars Of Sustainability

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Sustainability is not just an individual’s responsibility but also the community and the government officials’ of where the individual lives. As individuals continue to move from rural to urban areas, it creates urbanization cities which present issues of environmental protection, economic viability, social and health equity. Cities cannot be sustainable in the long term if their economic growth harms the environment that they depend upon for clean air, fresh water, food supplies, and other ecosystem services. In this paper, I will introduce and analyze Washington D.C.’s sustainability plan and its involvement to the three pillars of sustainability. I choose Washington D.C. because it is an important center of politics, culture, and economics in the United States. In addition, I choose Washington D.C because I live very close to the city. I live in College Park which is about 30 minutes ride from the city. I have live at College Park for a year and have often visited the cities. I am interested in working in the city after graduation so I want to understand how the city addresses and responds to threats of the urbanization trend. Geographically, the city of Washington was built on a low, wide peninsula of land bounded by the Potomac River and its tributary, the Anacostia, that serves as an important commercial port. The main District is only 68 square miles but Washington metropolitan area covers nearly 4,000 square miles and encompasses 10 counties in Maryland and Virginia.
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