Geography Evaluation By: Avery LEckie


Canada is a very large country with much space to build on for settlement, Canada is experiencing a growth in population due to immigration as well as emigration. A city such as Toronto or Vancouver are experiencing a growth in population leading to the need of more buildings. What if we created a plan to build higher instead of outward? The idea of open green space (outdoor green spaces such as parks and gardens on the side of the high rise buildings along with the smart growth on the top of the buildings which ads style to such bland buildings which people of this generation and/or earlier generations are liking the look of the green spaces.

Population is a huge factor of how a country such as Canada runs, Canada runs off of Natural resources to make most of its profits. If we build out too far or too much we will decrease the population of the forests and trees as well as the loss of habitats for animals species of all kind, if we diminish the population of trees within Canada the earth will erode and give up perfectly good soil to grow crops and trees

The video that you have just watched is a video taken by a videographer named Devin he made this video to show Canada's beautiful environment. If we keep building out of control all of those resources will be lost and the earth will look something like this;

This picture may be "cool" but the reason behind it is scary, this is caused by erosion. Very surprising indeed.

We need to find a sustainable way to make affordable housing and still make it environmentally friendly as well as growing upwards instead of outwards.

Canada has a very strong immigration past and present, as canada takes in around 250,000 immigrants yearly. That is a ninth of the percentage of those who are surveyed.

The ways to fix these problems aren't as simple as they may seem a solution for a more sustainable way of energy is transparent solar panels. As we know, Brampton is developing more and more as we know it. We have new homes building everywhere. The cause? Urban sprawl and population growth. How about in a way, we make these new houses and developments more sustainable and energy efficient? Create transparent Solar Panel windows. Instead of creating regular windows, we can implement them as transparent solar panels and use them as a power source in new homes. It won’t be noticeable, but it will ensure a safe and environment friendly, sustainable community that is going green. What else these solar panels can prevent is it will reduce the usage of fossil fuels, as well as provide energy for 100s of 1000s of Bramptonians. If you choose us, we ensure a future of sustainability for all citizens.

A solution to better transportation may be parts of Canada have a complex transportation system, but there are a quite a bit of complaints such as bus times and train times as well as the Pearson Airport. Gas emissions are released into the air, therefore contributing towards the pollution of our air, in which we breath in. Breathing in this air pollution is very unsustainable for the environment. We are also using fossil fuels, which is a non-renewable energy source, therefore causing more problems. If we do not fix our transportation system, or use non renewable energy sources, it will be a problem for the people and the environment. We have come up with a solution, but to warn you it is very pricey, but VERY sustainable for the future.

A lot of people means a lot of garbage. Therefore, garbage can cause problems such as littering, air pollution, water pollution and more problems if we don’t dispose of it correctly. There can be a lot of problems with landfills in places far from us, especially with the environment. Problems include contaminated water and soil, contaminated air quality and other problems. We need to find a solution to this problem ASAP and we can’t bear with the cities problems with waste management any longer.


Yet again I will be using Devin's video graphing skills to my advantage.

The video that you have just watched is a VERY detailed video about Banff, Alberta. The video is a representation on how beautiful Canada's landscape is.

If we Keep polluting the air and increasing the earth's temperature all of that snow and ice will melt and be put into our water ways and oceans causing flooding and damage to the shores and up shore areas.

With the uproar of needs for our population there is a need for more resources such as timber, coal, and even minerals such as diamonds for personal needs. If we continue our ways that beautiful landscape of banff will be grass or just eroded land as global warming will take over and cause the snow and ice to melt which is a heartbreaking scene if you think about it. What we need to do is grow upwards and make housing more affordable in those higher rise buildings. This will help us start a plan for better relationship with the environment just as a start we should use this idea. Most of the green spaces in and major city such as Toronto is almost gone, what we need to do is use those high(er) rise buildings and pu the vertical gardens up and even more spaces on roofs for gardens and green areas.

The environment is the reason why we are here today, wouldn't you want to keep that privilege to know that "my planet is healthy".

The pollution that is being made is contributing to the atmosphere which leads to the sun's rays being trapped within the earth's atmosphere. The gather up of pollution causes global warning and the warning of the globe leads to the snow melting and flooding areas nearby.

Forestry Industry:

What is the resource used for?

Canada’s lumber and wood industries convert logs into various products, from lumber to wood chips. Softwood, derived from coniferous trees, supplies most of the manufacturers in these industries and is cut primarily in British Columbia. The remainder of the industry is supplied by hardwood from deciduous trees, birch, maple, oak found mainly in southern Ontario and Québec and the Maritimes. Though technically not hardwood, Alberta produces large volumes of aspen and poplar. See also Pulp and Paper Industry Forest Harvesting timber trade history forestry.

How much money does forestry bring Canada?

In 2013, production in the forest sector contributed $19.8 billion or 1.25% to Canada’s real gross domestic product (GDP).

Cutting down a tree, or felling a tree, with a chainsaw takes careful planning. It is dangerous and should be left to the professionals.

When using a chainsaw to cut down a tree, it is important that you plan it carefully. Trees must be felled safely and in the direction that you want them to fall. The most important decision in tree felling is deciding whether there are major obstacles in the area (overhead lines, houses, roads, buildings, nearby tree branches and trunks, etc.). You want the falling tree to hit the ground unobstructed.

Most trees have a natural direction of fall. This is affected by the tree’s lean, the shape of the branches and snow-covered branches. If you are unsure of the tree lean, move a little away from the tree.

We as humans in Canada have started an epidemic and are over cutting trees, within the next 25 years i think we should use the method of cutting and planting. This idea will bring awareness to over cutting of trees as when we cut down trees we will plant seeds for that species of tree. Although not a lot of people will follow this we will strongly recommend that we put a tax on every type of tree that is cut down without a seed being planted.

Urban Centers:

Urban centers tie into my ideas prior, we make high(er) rise buildings and add gardens and we should as long put stores at the bottom. The idea of an urban center is: Urban centers are planning districts intended to provide a mix of housing, employment, commercial, and cultural amenities in a compact form. They support transit, walking and cycling.

With the pre-existing idea of unban centers we can use the major cities as an example; Vancouver is a huge city and he have some urban centers, but shouldn't we have more and more of this mixed housing and store fronts? Vancouver should have more high rise buildings used as urban centers.

As seen in this short video there are many activities to do while in Vancouver alone, we should embrace the tree lines and add more of these urban centers so they could be as popular as the city itself.

Without these urban centers I don't have any idea of how we can make the cities within Canada more sustainable than this plan.

Thank you for reading through or listening to my plans.

-Avery Leckie


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