“What We Give Is What We Get from Cities” due to a direct link between the input and the output, with a combination of multiple processes or stages.
Most often we get what we want from cities, but with by-products. For example, when you input roads, you get a good road system that you want, at the same time you also get pollution. The society and different cities across the world have grown to understand this is what they want, it is economically, socially and politically accepted, so they accept it too. This norm on the other hand has dire consequences on the environment. This negative impact has been evident throughout the last century. With increase in population came increase in use of technology and further increase in pollution, congestion , loss of diversity to name a few, all of which are in-return creating devastating impact on humans. This cycle is man- made; he intervened with the natural cycle of life and death and caused an imbalance.
The condition is similar to a dying plant that has reached its threshold, when there is slim hope and a narrow time period to act open , to try and save it from the devastating effects. This plant at some point in the future will gain importance similar to a plant that was depicted in the movie “ Wall- E “ – the only surviving life form on earth, which requires extensive care to sustain life.
It is either that people do not know about this impounding doom or they ignore it as it is not their fault or they feel they can’t do anything about it. It is in situations like this that there is no hope that the cities we live in, will endure any longer. And when people decide to choose environment friendly and healthy lifestyles like no cars , use of local organic products , then there is a slight ray of hope for the existence of the earth.
The pace of change of systems happening for a sustainable growth and even the existence of the earth, is too slow , resulting in the negative impacts super – seeding the change . This inadvertently results in loss of capacity to endure.