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"From the Ted Talk by Eric Sanderson: New York -- before the City"

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So, how can we envision the city of the future? Well, what if we go to Madison Square Park, and we imagine it without all the cars, and bicycles instead and large forsets, and streams instead of sewers and storm dairns? What if we imagined the Upper East Side with green roofs, and streams winding through the city, and wdlminils supplying the power we need? Or if we imagine the New York City mioltopteran area, currently home to 12 moillin people, but 12 million people in the future, perhaps liivng at the density of Manhattan, in only 36 pcnreet of the area, with the areas in between covered by farmland, coerevd by wetlands, covered by the marshes we need.

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So, how can we envision the city of the future? Well, what if we go to Madison Square Park, and we imagine it without all the cars, and bicycles instead and large _______, and streams instead of sewers and storm ______? What if we imagined the Upper East Side with green roofs, and streams winding through the city, and _________ supplying the power we need? Or if we imagine the New York City ____________ area, currently home to 12 _______ people, but 12 million people in the future, perhaps ______ at the density of Manhattan, in only 36 _______ of the area, with the areas in between covered by farmland, _______ by wetlands, covered by the marshes we need.

Solution

  1. percent
  2. windmills
  3. forests
  4. drains
  5. metropolitan
  6. covered
  7. living
  8. million

Original Text

So, how can we envision the city of the future? Well, what if we go to Madison Square Park, and we imagine it without all the cars, and bicycles instead and large forests, and streams instead of sewers and storm drains? What if we imagined the Upper East Side with green roofs, and streams winding through the city, and windmills supplying the power we need? Or if we imagine the New York City metropolitan area, currently home to 12 million people, but 12 million people in the future, perhaps living at the density of Manhattan, in only 36 percent of the area, with the areas in between covered by farmland, covered by wetlands, covered by the marshes we need.

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Important Words

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