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A new form of city living which includes the "greening" of megacities and even small cities starting by recycling whatever is possible and cuting car use to a minimum; as well as:
- Developing energy-efficient buildings.
- Placing emphasis on increasing the use of public transportation.
- Redesigning how cities are organized to integrate work and living areas into a single neighborhood; rather than separating cities into residential, commercial, and industrial zones.
- Utilizing hanging gardens and water fountains to cool the air.
- Developing wind turbines and roof-top solar cells to generate the electricity used in buildings.
- Rooftop rainwater collectors to supply much of the water needs.
- Minimize the need for the use of cars by building multiple centers where people live close to their work in high-rise blocks that are also near public transportation hubs.
- Planting more trees along the streets to help reduce the air temperature.
- Have more low-rise buildings surrounded by forests, organic farms, and lakes.
- Providing better recycling of waste products with anaerobic digesters to convert sewage and compost into biogas which will be used for cooking, heating, and power generation.
- Develop walkable areas with shops, schools, jobs, and services close to housing.
- Lay out streets to favor public transportation, bicycles, and pedestrians; and to make it difficult for cars to be used.
- "Urban farming creates green spaces, recycles waste, cuts down on freight transport, prevents soil erosion and is good for the microclimate."
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