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Houston: A Post-Oil City Strategy as a Model for Urbanization along the Gulf of Mexico.

Transitioning the city

These 5 systems of climate action can help to mitigate and respond to the effects of climate change.

1. Energy Efficiency and Conservation:
Houston can implement energy-efficient building codes and encourage the use of energy-efficient appliances to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

2. Transportation:
The city can promote the use of public transportation and alternative modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. Additionally, Houston can expand its electric vehicle infrastructure and incentivize the use of electric vehicles.

3. Renewable Energy:
Houston can invest in renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. The city can also encourage the use of clean energy by implementing incentives for businesses and individuals to switch to renewable energy.

4. Waste Management:
Houston can implement a comprehensive waste management system that includes recycling and composting programs. This can help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

5. Green Infrastructure:
Houston can implement green infrastructure practices such as planting more trees and creating green spaces to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Additionally, Houston can encourage the use of green roofs and other green building practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

Student work from ARCH-4371, Future Cities

Supervisor: Dr. Oswald Jenewein

Students: Jay Mistry, Kian Ghanbarnejad, and Pooja Isane


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