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What is a Sustainable City?

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Some cities are in the process of switching to a more sustainable design. This is often accomplished by using technologies and changing how the cityscape is used.

Which of the following would NOT be used to improve the sustainability of a city?

A

Cities would increase their practice of infilling.

B

Cities could install a Smart Traffic Management system.

C

Change traditional neighborhoods to walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods.

D

Reduce the heat-island effect by paving roads with concrete instead of asphalt.

E

Convert rooftops to 'green roofs' where community gardens are grown.