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"From the Ted Talk by Norman Foster: My green agenda for architecture"

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So the pmoeblrs of sustainability cannot be separated from the nature of the cities, of which the buildings are a part. For example, if you take, and you make a comparison between a recent kind of city, what I'll call, simplistically, a North American city — and dreoitt is not a bad example, it is very car ddeenpent. The city goes out in annular rings, consuming more and more green space, and more and more roads, and more and more energy in the transport of people between the city cneter — which again, the city center, as it becomes deprived of the linivg and just becomes commercial, again becomes dead. If you cmoaperd Detroit with a city of a Northern European example — and micnuh is not a bad example of that, with the greater dependence on walking and cycling — then a city which is really only twice as dense, is only using one-tenth of the ergney. In other words, you take these comparable examples and the energy leap is enormous.

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So the ________ of sustainability cannot be separated from the nature of the cities, of which the buildings are a part. For example, if you take, and you make a comparison between a recent kind of city, what I'll call, simplistically, a North American city — and _______ is not a bad example, it is very car _________. The city goes out in annular rings, consuming more and more green space, and more and more roads, and more and more energy in the transport of people between the city ______ — which again, the city center, as it becomes deprived of the ______ and just becomes commercial, again becomes dead. If you ________ Detroit with a city of a Northern European example — and ______ is not a bad example of that, with the greater dependence on walking and cycling — then a city which is really only twice as dense, is only using one-tenth of the ______. In other words, you take these comparable examples and the energy leap is enormous.

Solution

  1. living
  2. compared
  3. center
  4. dependent
  5. energy
  6. problems
  7. detroit
  8. munich

Original Text

So the problems of sustainability cannot be separated from the nature of the cities, of which the buildings are a part. For example, if you take, and you make a comparison between a recent kind of city, what I'll call, simplistically, a North American city — and Detroit is not a bad example, it is very car dependent. The city goes out in annular rings, consuming more and more green space, and more and more roads, and more and more energy in the transport of people between the city center — which again, the city center, as it becomes deprived of the living and just becomes commercial, again becomes dead. If you compared Detroit with a city of a Northern European example — and Munich is not a bad example of that, with the greater dependence on walking and cycling — then a city which is really only twice as dense, is only using one-tenth of the energy. In other words, you take these comparable examples and the energy leap is enormous.

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