Canada 2041 - A Sustainable Future Exam Part A

Changing Population

Immigration

As you can see in the graph, the number of immigrants has increased in these countries, all different cultures, all different languages.

Introduction

It's insanely obvious that language is one of the biggest of issues and barriers facing immigrants regardless any country. Having the ability to be able to communicate or not, communication affects everything you do in life that involves interaction with others. Including jobs, schooling,buying food, to just simply finding your way around.

Solution

A solution I have is creating clubs that new immigrants would be strongly suggested to attend. The club will be available any day of the week and it is available for whenever they have the time to attend, but they have to show up at least 2-3 times a week. It's called the Gain Language Club, it will be built in every plaza near 6 miles, (grocery stores, gas stations) it would be best to place them where it is best convenient for them. In this club, there will be several stations, (reading, writing, speaking, etc.) These stations will help determine whether the immigrant is best comfortable learning English verbally, visually, auditory, etc. There will be websites wit information on them and everything. It will cost a monthly fee of $15, they can bring anyone they please. 50% of the money will go to a fundraiser that will help new families in need and hopefully to build more clubs around Canada.

Interactions with the Physical Environment

Unit #2 is located on my blog.

Managing Canada's Recourses

Introduction

Most of the oil that is extracted in Alberta's oil sands reserves is shipped by pipelines. As lots of oil companies look around to expand their extraction operations in the oil sands, they want to expand their capacity to ship the oil to global markets.

There was a huge ongoing public debate about whether new pipelines should be built in Canada. The concerns include global climate change, pipeline leaks, First Nations treaty rights and oil tanker spills. One of the most high-profile pipeline debates has been centered around the Keystone XL pipeline, it would have shipped oil from the oil sands to refineries in the United States.

Solution

At the moment, the federal government is reviewing it's environmental assessment process. While that might sound boring, it could really actually revolutionize the way Canada makes decisions about energy projects.

“My highest hope is that Canada will take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity … and take a really visionary approach to environmental assessment,” said Anna Johnston, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law.

This could include installing something called “strategic environmental assessment,” which creates a convention for the larger discussions about things like oil exports, LNG development or all mining in an area.

So instead of the current environmental assessment process that is going on right now, in which pipeline reviews have become alternate battles for huge issues such as climate change and increasing effects, there’d actually be a higher-level review designed specifically to examine those big-picture questions.

Livable Communities

Urban Sprawl

This video has the definition of urban sprawl. (it's the best one I could find)

Introduction

Urban sprawl is increasing rapidly and its destroying so much wildlife, the population is getting bigger and so are the residencies,

Urban Sprawl Causes

•Lower Land Rates: Lower cost land and houses in the outer suburbs of the cities, because the centers of urban development have really made people want to stop settling in these areas and want to venture further out.

•Improved Infrastructure: There is increased spending on certain types of infrastructures, including roads and electricity. This is something that hasn’t always been available, and there are still some areas that don’t have these luxuries. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t working on it.

•Rise in Standard of Living: There are also increases in standards of living and average family incomes, which means that people have the ability to pay more to travel and commute longer distances to work and back home.

•Lack of Urban Planning: People love to find areas that are less trafficked and more calm, which leads them to sprawl out to other sections of the town. Unprecedented development, cutting of trees, loss of green cover, long traffic jams, poor infrastructure force people to move out to new areas.

•Lower House Tax Rates: Cities will usually have high property taxes, and you can usually avoid these taxes by living in the outer suburbs because the taxes are usually lower than they would be in other situations.

•Rise in Population Growth: Another factor that contributes towards urban sprawl is rise in population growth. As number of people in a city grows beyond capacity, the local communities continues to spread farther and farther from city centers.

•Consumer Preferences: People in high income groups have stronger preferences towards larger homes, more bedrooms, bigger balconies and bigger lawns. This also causes urban sprawl as this option is not available in crowded cities. People generally look out for low-density residential areas where they can get home according to their preference.

Solution

Instead of building outwards, build upwards.

With rapid population increase, the best and most affordable plan is so build more apartment building for more Canadians instead of each family living in separate house, it would minimize land use and preserve more wildlife. It's possible to make it work.

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