solar powered street lights City of Launceston agrees to investigate how to become an ecocity
Launceston is one step closer to becoming a more sustainable city.The council unanimously agreed to entrust general manager Michael stryton to prepare a policy document that sets a path for Launceston to become an eco-city.Professor Brendan Gleeson of the University of Melbourne said that eco-cities can be divided into four parts: ecology, economy, politics and culture.In order for a city to meet the conditions, a deep and comprehensive relationship with nature should be established, based on the economy organized around social needs, with more emphasis on participation and consultation of citizen participation, and actively develop a continuous process to deal with the intersection of identity and differences.While Australian cities are considered highly "livable" by world standards, ecological sustainability includes concerns about carbon emissions, climate preparedness and social justice.MP Emma Williams led the work in Launceston and filed a notice of motion at the Council meeting on Monday.She said an eco-city policy document for future considerationsxa0Complement the work already carried out by council officials."As an organization and Council, we have many pillars that support our strategic direction, and we must be able to identify in those pillars where we can strengthen and strengthen them and move forward, "she said."Some great work is already going on like installing LED street lights, solar panels and FOGO, but we have more work to do.Although the goal is ambitiousxa0Yes.xa0"Veryxa0Wide-ranging feasibility"Said Damman Williams."Not only are we talking about sustainability and resilience in terms of environmental obligations, we are also talking about our community and our communityxa0"Bottom line and budget," she said .".Ofxa0Projects expectedxa0Startxa0A project plan, including methodology and time frame, will be submitted to a workshop in January in February 2018.