Urban Nature

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Urban Nature by Mind Map: Urban Nature

1. Initial Reaction: Paradox as is Sustainability and Business (of which we know is not true)

2. Goal: Futuristic Sustainable Cities that incorporate nature as a fundamental piece of urban planning from its infancy (Example: Songdo, South Korea) Songdo, South Korea's City of the Future, Has a Green Vision

2.1. Species/ Biodiversity

2.1.1. Human

2.1.1.1. Young

2.1.1.2. Middle-Aged

2.1.1.3. Elderly

2.1.2. Animals

2.1.2.1. Hot Blooded Animals

2.1.2.2. Cold Blooded Animals

2.2. Natural Environment --> Resources

2.2.1. Open Spaces

2.2.1.1. Fields/Parks

2.2.1.2. Mountains

2.2.1.2.1. Precipiation

2.2.1.3. Hills

2.2.2. Water/Ecosystems

2.2.2.1. River

2.2.2.1.1. Food (Fish)

2.2.2.2. Lake

2.2.2.2.1. Food (Fish)

2.2.2.3. Ocean

2.2.2.3.1. Food (Fish)

2.2.2.3.2. Precipitation

2.2.3. Air

2.2.4. Solar Energy

2.2.5. Soil

2.2.5.1. Vegetation/Plants

2.2.5.1.1. Food

2.2.5.1.2. Clean Air

2.3. Built Environment/ Concrete Jungle

2.3.1. Energy (Water Intensive)

2.3.1.1. Electrical Grid

2.3.1.1.1. Nuclear

2.3.1.1.2. Hydro(Urban-Nature Example)

2.3.1.1.3. Natural Gas

2.3.1.1.4. Steam

2.3.1.1.5. Wind (Urban-Nature Example)

2.3.1.1.6. Solar Panels (Urban-Nature Example)

2.3.1.1.7. Wave Power (Urban-Nature Example)

2.3.2. Water (Energy Intensive)

2.3.2.1. Wastewater Treatement

2.3.2.2. Water Distribution

2.3.2.3. Rainwater Harvesting

2.3.2.4. Water Tanks (NYC/Mexico City) specific

2.3.2.5. Sewer System

2.3.2.6. Wastewater Discharge into Natural Environment

2.3.2.7. Desalination

2.3.3. Impervious Surfaces

2.3.3.1. Streets: Asphalt Covering the Soil

2.3.3.2. Concrete Sidewalks

2.3.3.3. Skyscrapers

2.3.3.3.1. Living Roofs (Urban-Nature Example)

2.3.3.3.2. Resource Heavy

2.3.4. Logistics

2.3.4.1. Cars

2.3.4.1.1. Tires

2.3.4.1.2. Metal

2.3.4.1.3. Plastic

2.3.4.2. Freight

2.3.4.3. Aviation

2.3.5. Waste

2.3.5.1. Landfill

2.3.5.2. Waste-to-Energy

2.3.5.3. Ocean

2.3.6. Open Spaces

2.3.6.1. Parks

2.3.6.2. Gardens

2.3.6.2.1. Community Gardens

2.3.6.2.2. City Gardens

2.3.6.2.3. Composting Facility

2.3.6.3. Vertical Farming/ Aquaculture

3. Communication

3.1. RInnovative Technoliges

3.2. Education

3.3. Research

3.4. Community Engagement

4. Policy