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In London, organisations are demanding changes to make the city greener, like electric double-decker buses! In Sydney, authorities plan on reducing water consumption dramatically by 2030. How do you imagine the future in your country?
Exercice 1 : Future Cities
Describe the situation. Guess the topic of the teens' discussion.
Describe the photograph given by your teacher.
Compare pictures with the rest of your class. Use comparatives.
Masdar, a city which aims to become carbon‑neutral (United Arab Emirates).
How will our future cities look?
BBC News, 17 Feb. 2013.
Imagine a city of the future. Do you see clean streets, flying cars and robots doing all the work?
No-one really knows what the future holds, but the reality now is that our urban spaces are overcrowded and polluted. [...] The time is ripe, say experts, to start designing smarter urban environments [...].
Greenification [...Ideas] revolve around the idea that smarter equals greener. Sustainability experts predict carbon-neutral cities full of electric vehicles and bike‑sharing schemes, with better air quality [...]. Visions of a green city often include the highest skyscrapers where living and office space vie with floating greenhouses or high‑rise vegetable patches and green roofs [...]. Hug a tree - in Madrid there is a scheme to have citizens adopt a tree, to make them more aware of environmental needs.
Jane Wakefield, “How will our future cities look?”, BBC, 2013.
Exercice 3 : How will our future cities get greener?
Concentrate on the layout. Then, present the document.