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"From the Ted Talk by Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future"

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So, first of all, what are we looking for? Bright Green city. One of the bgeisgt levers that we have in the developed wrold for cgiannhg the impact that we have on the planet is changing the way that we live in cities. We're already an ubarn planet; that's especially true in the developed world. And people who live in cities in the developed world tend to be very prosperous, and thus use a lot of stuff. If we can change the dynamic, by first of all creating cities that are denser and more livable ... Here, for example, is venuoavcr, which if you haven't been there, you ought to go for a visit. It's a fabulous city. And they are doing density, new density, better than probably anybody else on the planet right now. They're actually managing to talk ntorh Americans out of driving cars, which is a pretty great thing. So you have density. You also have growth management. You leave aside what is nautarl to be natural.

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So, first of all, what are we looking for? Bright Green city. One of the _______ levers that we have in the developed _____ for ________ the impact that we have on the planet is changing the way that we live in cities. We're already an _____ planet; that's especially true in the developed world. And people who live in cities in the developed world tend to be very prosperous, and thus use a lot of stuff. If we can change the dynamic, by first of all creating cities that are denser and more livable ... Here, for example, is _________, which if you haven't been there, you ought to go for a visit. It's a fabulous city. And they are doing density, new density, better than probably anybody else on the planet right now. They're actually managing to talk _____ Americans out of driving cars, which is a pretty great thing. So you have density. You also have growth management. You leave aside what is _______ to be natural.

Solution

  1. changing
  2. biggest
  3. natural
  4. vancouver
  5. north
  6. world
  7. urban

Original Text

So, first of all, what are we looking for? Bright Green city. One of the biggest levers that we have in the developed world for changing the impact that we have on the planet is changing the way that we live in cities. We're already an urban planet; that's especially true in the developed world. And people who live in cities in the developed world tend to be very prosperous, and thus use a lot of stuff. If we can change the dynamic, by first of all creating cities that are denser and more livable ... Here, for example, is Vancouver, which if you haven't been there, you ought to go for a visit. It's a fabulous city. And they are doing density, new density, better than probably anybody else on the planet right now. They're actually managing to talk North Americans out of driving cars, which is a pretty great thing. So you have density. You also have growth management. You leave aside what is natural to be natural.

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