Rotterdam Strives For Competitive, Liveable Low-Carbon Economy
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Part 2 of a series on Rotterdam's efforts to become a sustainable and "climate-proof" city.
Rotterdam's modern skyline with world famous Erasmus Bridge at left and the massive De Rotterdam building, left of center. −500Watt
Rotterdam, the Netherlands--Rotterdam, a Dutch city of about 630,000 in a low-lying delta on the North Sea, has a set of ambitious long-range plans to become sustainable and climate-proof.
These broad and consequential plans involve billions of euros in investment and the management of the city's energy, water, land, raw materials, and waste. The plans' implementation will impact the city's air quality, public health, mobility and transport, outdoor public spaces (including parks and gardens). It will also influence the city's biodiversity, building energy use, construction and even demolition.
The city's efforts are founded on extensive public outreach to engage all major segments of Rotterdam in
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