Heating, cooling, and other forms of energy used in the thousands of tightly packed cities, are currently among the world's highest energy consumers, and therefore, significant greenhouse gas emitters. However, through innovative design techniques, cities and college campuses alike are reducing their carbon footprint even further.
Detroit Michigan has switched its street lamps to LED bulbs, and Denison University, Ohio, is retrofitting building to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030. Vancouver, B.C. has transitioned tactfully transitioned into a more bike friendly town: opening up side walks to pedestrians. Across the United States and Europe, city planners have realized that the same barriers necessary to keep pedestrians safe can also encourage foot traffic.
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