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"Eighty percent of Canadians now live in an urban setting, and I think that the solution to our environmental problems is not to say 'we've got break down cities and get everybody back to the land' - that would be disastrous - but we have to make cities our major habitat.we have to make them more in balance, I think, with the rest of the things that keep us alive." David Suzuki

As we head into the future, how we adapt to the needs of expanding cities will have a huge impact on their livability. Food production, land use, housing, energy, waste - how we tackle these issues will determine whether our cities evolve, or whether they decline.

In a new instalment of Suzuki Diaries, David and his daughter, Sarika, set out to discover whether some of Canada's biggest cities are ready for the challenges of the future. Like eco-nomads, they embark on a cross-country journey of exploration, housed within a compact, "off-the-grid" Airstream trailer. It's a small space with little room for excess or waste, making it a perfect metaphor for an efficient way of living.

With stops in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, David and Sarika find initiatives in each city that gives them hope - and leaves them feeling optimistic that Canadian cities have what it takes to thrive in the future.

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