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

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And that urbanization is extraordinary, accelerated pace. So, if we think of the transition in our society of the mmevenot from the land to the ctiies, which took 200 years, then that same process is happening in 20 yaers. In other wrods, it is accelerating by a factor of 10. And quite interestingly, over something like a 60-year period, we're seeing the duonlbig in life expectancy, over that period where the urbanization has teerbld. If I pull back from that global picture, and I look at the implication over a similar period of time in terms of the technology — which, as a tool, is a tool for designers, and I cite our own experience as a company, and I just ialstlture that by a slaml selection of projects — then how do you measure that change of technology? How does it affect the design of buildings? And particularly, how can it lead to the catroien of buildings which consume less energy, create less pollution and are more socially responsible?

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And that urbanization is extraordinary, accelerated pace. So, if we think of the transition in our society of the ________ from the land to the ______, which took 200 years, then that same process is happening in 20 _____. In other _____, it is accelerating by a factor of 10. And quite interestingly, over something like a 60-year period, we're seeing the ________ in life expectancy, over that period where the urbanization has _______. If I pull back from that global picture, and I look at the implication over a similar period of time in terms of the technology — which, as a tool, is a tool for designers, and I cite our own experience as a company, and I just __________ that by a _____ selection of projects — then how do you measure that change of technology? How does it affect the design of buildings? And particularly, how can it lead to the ________ of buildings which consume less energy, create less pollution and are more socially responsible?

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  1. illustrate
  2. small
  3. doubling
  4. words
  5. years
  6. cities
  7. creation
  8. movement
  9. trebled

Original Text

And that urbanization is extraordinary, accelerated pace. So, if we think of the transition in our society of the movement from the land to the cities, which took 200 years, then that same process is happening in 20 years. In other words, it is accelerating by a factor of 10. And quite interestingly, over something like a 60-year period, we're seeing the doubling in life expectancy, over that period where the urbanization has trebled. If I pull back from that global picture, and I look at the implication over a similar period of time in terms of the technology — which, as a tool, is a tool for designers, and I cite our own experience as a company, and I just illustrate that by a small selection of projects — then how do you measure that change of technology? How does it affect the design of buildings? And particularly, how can it lead to the creation of buildings which consume less energy, create less pollution and are more socially responsible?

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