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Sustainable Cities: Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design Part 1

45 minutes
Primary subjects: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Average: 5 (1 vote)

In Part 1, students describe their vision of a sustainable city, identify the challenges facing cities, and describe ecosystem services provided by nature.

Key objectives for students
Define “sustainability” in the context of urban design.
Investigate and describe the major issues facing urban areas.
Define the ecosystem services that exist in urban areas and explain how these services can be utilized to support sustainable urban design.
Describe and examine nature-based solutions.
Secondary subjects
Biology, Environmental Science
sustainability, Urban Design, Environmental justice, Human Use
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