Transformative Processes for Sustainable Cities

urban planningThe traditional grid of a city center is formulated with the concept of development that is expansive as well as mechanical associations which are part of the growth of a region.  This initial approach to urban planning led to materials that were fast, simple and which were practical for the development of regions.  However, they also impacted the environment negatively.  As municipalities become more aware of the impact of urbanization, is also the need to transform into sustainability.  Eco-friendly solutions that are able to evolve with the understanding that practicality must match with environmental stability is leading to changeable processes with urban planning. 

According to the urban transition theory, the primary goal of city centers is to change the habitat of larger areas.  Transitioning to eco-friendly, smarter and sustainable approaches is the objective which every city must have, specifically because of climate change and the impact of the population in relation to the environment and the health of those in urban centers.  There are measurements which are identified that show three central areas which must be looked at in relation to healthier cities.  The first is identifying the geographic location of an area and how this is impacted by urbanization.  The second is the time in relation to the historical relationships and the expected future growth.  The third is the ideals of the socio – cultural impact in regards to how the population uses the city centers (Journal of Cleaner Production). 

From these measurements, there are certain transitions which can be made for healthier cities and societies from urban planning.  Transitions require looking at sustainable and practical methods to develop new approaches within society.  This re-measures the context of urbanization, specifically to provide new solutions that can be applied for those who are living in urban regions.  Sustainable landscaping materials as well as blueprints are now being added to create the necessary transitions of those within the given region. 

The concept of urbanization is to begin looking at concepts such as post – fossil carbon, specifically to reduce pollution and health issues.  Regenerative approaches in the materials for landscapes and other regions is also essential for those who are looking at the context of urban areas.  Social and cultural tendencies require a re-examination of living in urbanization, specifically with habitual relationships to the surrounding space and to create new approaches.  Educational ideologies relating to the health of sustainability in cities is a requirement of those in the region. 

Landscape materials that are eco-friendly and sustainable are a key factor for the transition of communities into a new era of urbanization.  Using alternatives for materials that are eco-friendly and which reduce pollution supports and aids the transitions which communities are required to make.  Understanding the importance of sustainable materials with urban planning is a key to development and refurbishing the landscapes, buildings and surroundings to alter the way in which cities develop.