Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. (Source: Wikipedia.org)
Healthy city presentation
Islamabad has won the inaugural “ ” award and was declared a „Healthy City‟ according to WHO Standards.
What is a Healthy City? WHO defines the Healthy City as: "one that is continually creating and improving thosephysical and social environments and expanding thosecommunity resources which enable people to mutuallysupport each other in performing all the functions of lifeand in developing to their maximum potential.“(Source: Wikipedia.org)
What is a Healthy City? A city where People are healthy, active and energetic. Content and happy with the services and available facilities. Environment is healthy and pollution free. Health care facilities and public-health is the top-priority
What I see in my city! A clean and green city Clean pollution-free environment Clean streets
What I see in my city! Proper Water Treatment Plant
What I see in my city! Renewable clean energy sources
What I see in my city! Excellent Health-care facilities Healthy activities promoted heavily e.g. cycling and jogging
What I see in my city! Car pooling system resulting in even lesser pollution. Fines implemented on any vehicle not utilizing at-least 50% capacity.
What I see in my city! Bus Rapid Transit Personal Rapid Transit Subway System
How did we get here? “Everyone Must Plant” mission resulted in a greener city.
How did we get here? Ban on non-degradable plastic bags resulted in a clean waste free environment.
How did we get here? Maximum recycling of solid waste. Anything and everything that could be reused.
How did we get here? Industry shifted to sub-urban areas Population Industry
How did we get here? Proper water treatment setup was installed to provide clean and healthy drinkable water to everyone.
How did we get here? Solar and wind power was properly utilized.
How did we get here? Health awareness campaigns resulted in people adapting to a healthier life style. Jogging and cycling promoted. Healthy food policies implemented in offices. Disease prevention preferred over treatment. Health insurance policies resulting in better health facilities for all. Healthy activities promoted i.e. sports and games.
How did we get here? Use of PRT and BRT was promoted. Car-pooling system. Use of less vehicles resulted in less pollution. Reduced carbon footprint