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Opportunities in Infrastructure and Built Environment

Opportunities in Infrastructure and Built Environment

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: MIT Sloan 2008 Convocation. Half the world's population currently lives in cities, and that number is spiraling upward, as urban settlements gobble up most of the world's natural resources and emit the most pollutants. No wonder that these panelists perceive the challenge (and opportunity) of sustainability as much bigger than getting people to switch from incandescent light bulbs to fluorescents. The "latest craze in city governance," says Judith Layzer is making your city as sustainable as possible. New York for instance, has vowed to plant one million trees, and convert its entire taxi fleet to hybrids. Chicago is covering its rooftops in green; Toronto composts. Layzer believes there are "good reasons to worry we'll see symbolic commitments... Show More

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