POL310 City College of San Francisco eWaste and Forest Cities Discussion

Start by reading these TWO short articles:

Article #1 of 2: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2117954-gadget-boom-sees-e-waste-in-asia-spike-63-per-cent-in-5-years/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Article #2 of 2: https://green.harvard.edu/news/lecture-e-waste (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Then answer these questions. Please copy & paste the questions AND answers directly into the submission folder OR you can copy/paste into a word document, then upload.

#1: What is eWaste?

#2: Think back on your own personal electronic purchasing habits. How often do you buy a new piece of electronic equipment or new phone? Give a few sentences justification for this frequency (there is no right or wrong answer, just an exploration of our habits).

#3: What would it take for you to change your electronic purchasing habits? Be specific.

Start by reading the article https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/17/forest-cities-radical-plan-china-air-pollution-stefano-boeri (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Then answer the following:

1. Describe the forest cities detailed in the article, in your own words.

2. Specifically, how would more forest cities benefit China?

3. Where would you build forest cities in the United States and why?

4. Would you want to live in a forest city? Specially, why or why not?

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