I have always been interested in green technology, more recently I have been fascinated with the concept of an entire green city. I think that it is a great idea, especially for new cities that might be constructed. I am eager to learn more about the topic, and I am going to start reading this blog about a Mr. Chagoury and his role in developing a green city that is currently being built in Nigeria. I had not heard of this project previously, but I am definitely intrigued and I want to know more about it, and how efficient it is actually going to be in the end.
I have a lot of ideas of my own about how to impliment green technology on a city-wide scale, but I do not have any actual experience in the field, and so maybe a lot of my ideas are just speculation. At the same time, I feel like a number of them are certainly pretty sound in concept at the least. Anyway, I want to learn more about the concepts of planning a green city when it comes to infrastructure. I feel like a lot of the carbon footprint of a city could be eliminated with some especially crafty and innovative improvements to infrastructure. Of course, for them to truly be effective, I feel that the city must have its electricity generated by a means that is not damaging to the environment. I am not sure that I really want to include hydroelectric electricity in that category. Of course, it is not so bad as burning coal, but the impact that it can do to riparian communities is immense. I would definitely include nuclear power though, and maybe a lot of people wouldn't because they are scared of it. But I think such fears are immensely overblown.