reflective essay that defines what you believe are the 3-5 essential principles of a green or sustainable city. Include appropriate examples from the readings, but also highlight your own personal and/or professional experiences, activities, values, etc. Feel free to attach photos, maps or graphics.
What is a Green City?
Whenever I think of a sustainable city, the only city that comes into mind is Curitiba. It has four of what I consider as the most important principles of sustainable development: its economy is thriving, its urban plan highlights environmental sustainability, its governance and institutional structures allow citizen participation, its policies and physical spaces are conducive of social sustainability.