Urban Sprawl

 

We have the best system that’s been working for billions of years,

Earth. (1)

 

To The Equation, I’m adding one billion people living in urban slums today, with another billion estimated to live in slums, doubling the amount of urban sprawlers, over the next 30 years. (2)

 

 

Investments in infrastructure for the 20 – 50 million urban area could become standard business planning. Areas with dry soil, could be irrigated with desalinated water from the Ocean using CETO for agriculture. Irrigation could therefore add value to otherwise impoverished land. The farmers would initially cover their own needs. When gradually gaining strength, production could increase, providing organic food for the Towns and the Core. Improving soil in the poor country could be done in a collaborative synergy between expanding urban areas, CETO, aviation and nanoFlowcell.

For example: Airlines are already reducing their CO2 emissions. (3) If the car industry would go over from oil to water, a global reduction of CO2 emissions would take place. This could improve the prospects for expansion of the airlines, assuming a growth in the tourism industry since more people earning money, could mean more holidays.

United for example could invest in CETO,
providing energy while irrigating soil for the farmers producing food and biofuel for the airline. (4) NanoFlowcell could also invest in CETO, if for example adjusted for the production of ionic liquid. (5)

The 15 + 20 year perspective with the pension fund as explained in The Share, could mean an investment in nanoFlowcell, CETO and United investing in Mumbai. (6) For the initial 15 years, the slums and farmers would be provided with water and sanitation, reducing the costs of urban sprawl, (7) along with investments for renewable electricity while producing crops for food and fuel. (8)

With a solid foundation provided, the following 20 years of investment could stimulate the consumers market in a growing population of income takers, allowing more families to buy cars, and go on holidays. This could also involve electronics and communication companies, offering free laptops, internet and education to the slum dwellers, while reaching a growing middle class in the Core and Towns. In exchange agreements with the local authorities, United, nanoFlowcell, CETO could reduce costs of energy production and urban sprawl.

With The Share, investors would create sustainable jobs locally, and growth for their companies. Leaving Mumbai with clean water and healthier population, in an airplane on biofuel, harvested locally.
Balanced with Earth’s Ecosystem in symbiosis with the growth of our population, in a Biodynamic society with equal right to happiness.

Good for all.

 

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki

(2) www.unhabitat.org
Green building interventions for social housing, 2015.

(3) ‘United signed the first U.S. cost-competitive, commercial-scale agreement with AltAir Fuels to purchase 15 million gallons of aviation biofuel to be used on regularly scheduled flights beginning in 2014 from our LAX hub.’ United Eco-skies, alternative fuels.

(4) ‘Feedstocks are the largest contributor to cost and are the primary sustainability driver in biofuel production. Additionally, primary food crops have an economic advantage over many energy crops, helping to protect food supply. New feedstocks are expected to complement food crops, be used as rotational crops, or begin as waste streams.’
Findings and Recommendations 2013. www.masbi.org.

(5) ‘Ionic liquids are nontoxic and nonflammable,
with great advantages in mass production, logistics, storage and no need for high-level safety protocols.’ www.nanoflocell.com

(6) Mumbai, a Mega City with a projected population growth of 7 million from 2014 – 2030. www.unpopulation.org.

(7) ‘This sprawling pattern can double land used per housing unit,
increase the costs of providing utilities and public services by 10–30% or more. Sprawl also results in greater congestion, accident and air
pollution costs, locking in high levels of energy consumption.’ www.newclimateeconomy.report

(8) Findings and Recommendations 2013, www.masbi.org.
‘Current biofuel policy measures are often short term and don’t
address fundamental inequities in the treatment of fossil fuels and biofuels. Biofuels production relies on long-term capital-intensive investment. Government policy must complement this private investment by providing long-term, reliable market signals as the industry grows to commercial scale.’ ‘The fossil fuels industry has relied on and continues to receive government subsidies, policies, and support that foster growth. The aviation biofuels industry should be afforded similar opportunities for growth.’

 

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