SOLAR-powered bus shelters and covered carparks are among the plans for Cyberjaya’s green projects for the upcoming year.
These and issues like solid waste production, urban planning and public transportation schemes, were discussed at the recent Information on Green Technology (iGreet) seminar, but it will take more than buzz words to change Selangor’s environmental report card.
Organised by Cyberview, the first session of iGREET for 2011 brought together representatives from across industry sectors and government departments to introduce green technology possibilities to the Cyberjaya community especially with Cyberjaya’s developers and stakeholders in mind.
Speakers at the event included Selangor Town and Country Planning Department deputy director Norasiah Bee Mohd Haniff, who touted the conference as “a chance to share knowledge and experience in order to move towards developing green technology in this state and the country.”
But she was also quick to stress the importance of transforming Selangor’s metropolises into green cities that are self-contained and well-planned before it is too late.
“We need sustainable development to remedy these environmental wrongs,” she warned. “We cannot deny the local environment’s status in Selangor — issues still exist. It’s not a choice anymore, it’s a must.”
Green cities are compact with open spaces and green corridors, maximising the efficiency of urban land to meet current needs without jeopardising resource availability for future generations.
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