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Ecological and Technological Cities of the Future

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Author(s): Özge Yalçıner ERCOŞKUN | Şule KARAASLAN

Journal: Megaron
ISSN 1309-6915

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 27;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Information and communication technologies | geographic information systems | environmental technologies | ecological-technological urban design | sustainable cities.

ABSTRACT
In Turkey, more energy is consumed than the average energyconsumption in the world, environmental policies are ignored,greenhouse emission levels are high, issues related to global climatechange are disregarded, agricultural land and forestry aredestroyed, and the ecological footprint increased; thus, it has becomean obligation to take significant precautions. Ecological andtechnological design of new comfortable, healthy, environmentfriendly,minimum carbon-consuming, self-sufficient settlementscontribute to urban sustainability. In this article, selected examplesfrom around the world are analyzed for the future of sustainablecities by putting forward ecological and technological approaches.
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