Ecocity Evaluator can be used for example by urban planners, authorities, developers, students and teachers. This is the fourth post in our mini blog series about different types of Ecocity Evaluator users.
Ecocity Evaluator Users, Part IV: Journalist
John is a journalist specialized in environmental issues. He is writing an article about urbanization and climate change. How could he find out what kind of cities are the most sustainable and why? Luckily John has heard about a tool called Ecocity Evaluator, all the urban planners are using it nowadays. Maybe it could be useful to John as well? With Evaluator John can see what different cities around the world are doing to make themselves more sustainable. John can also create his own urban plans, maybe he will find a way to make some cities even more sustainable? That would be good news!
Climate change and urbanization are global megatrends. Already more than half of the world’s population is in cities and according to the World Bank the rate of urbanization is only accelerating. Cities are major contributors to climate change as they consume nearly 80 % of world’s energy. This is why it’s essential to make cities sustainable. Luckily more and more people are interested in their own environmental impact and they want information on how to be more sustainable. With Evaluator journalists and “normal” people can have access to sustainable urban plans and cleantech solutions that are used in different cities. Ecocity Evaluator includes also an consumer profile section with which it’s possible to see what would be the effect if the whole neighborhood decided to act eco-friendly or environmentally irresponsibly.