SDSU How Much of A Problem Is Urban Bias and How Should We Engage with It Discussion
Watch the TED Talks “
How to Protect Fast-Growing Cities from Failing
” and “
How to Transform Sinking Cities into Landscapes that Fight Floods
Both focus on more urbanized areas, but they focus on different issues. The former focuses on population issues, while the latter focuses on environmental issues. Write a short essay of about 500 to 600 words in reference to these questions:
1. What is the main point of each talk? This should be a short summary.
2. Given limited resources, should we give priority to population or environmental issues?
3. Both talks focus on urbanized areas, but are these problems unique to urbanized areas?