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Sustainable Cities: Nature-Based Solutions in Urban Design Part 4

1,000 minutes
One week or more for design and proposal phases, if project is carried into completion, it could last the entire school year
Primary subjects: 
9, 10, 11, 12
Average: 5 (1 vote)

In Part 4, students take an active role in mapping their communities and planning, designing, and proposing a project. Specific instructions for mapping impermeable surfaces and designing natural areas using Google My Maps are included, but Part 4 provides the framework for other options as well.

Key objectives for students
Explore ways to become more involved in community issues.
Identify how cities (including your home city) can be more sustainable.
Identify and research local urban issues and develop, communicate, and execute a plan to mitigate some of them.
Utilize Google My Maps to measure urban surfaces and calculate percent change between existing surfaces and proposed improvements.
Secondary subjects
Biology, Environmental Science
sustainability, Urban Design, Environmental justice, Human Use
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