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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.
Jean Drapeau Park
Edmonton Waste Management Centre
Councillor Don Iveson
Shafraaz Kaba’s Chasing Net Zero Project
Vancouver Green City Plan
False Creek Energy Centre
Centre for Interactive Research in Sustainability
Musqueam Ecosystem Conservation Society
Inner City Farms
Vancouver Convention Centre
Food trucks in Vancouver
PORT Architecture and Urbanism
The Greening of Detroit
Cities Centre University of Toronto
CanAm RV Centre
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