Thursday, 21 February 2013

Advanced Human Habitats will ease Stressed-Out Infrastructure in wake of Urban Intensification

Image: Peapod Life Advanced Human Habitat
From the “big machine” of crumbling infrastructure, a new, smarter way of doing things emerges: the BEST tools for the future modelled after the genius of nature: Peapod Life Advanced Human Habitat.

“Canada needs to be investing not only the right amount in infrastructure, but investing in the right infrastructure, in the right places, in the right way doing the right things,”

The right way of doing things. Now there’s a novel approach for government.

Toronto is all about urban intensification these days. The jungle of high-rise condos yanked skyward in the downtown core over the last few years is cause for concern where the city’s crumbling centennial infrastructure is concerned.

More than one voice has suggested the city’s aging infrastructure cannot handle the extra stress on our urban centre. The recent flooding of Union Station was evidence enough.

So what about the power grid? Water supply? Forget about traffic: it’s already hopeless. Work on the Spadina streetcar south of King St. have rendered the crumbling Gardiner Expressway West of Spadina functionally useless, with back-ups from the Spadina off-ramp stretching to Dufferin and beyond.

In his interview with Global News, Casey Vander Ploeg, Senior Policy Analyst at the Canada West Foundation emphasized more funding is not enough. Not that Jim Flaherty is enthusiastic about what he called “dangerous and risky new spending schemes” in a recent speech to the Economic Club. (Read more on Global News: Global Toronto | Infrastructure strains need long-term remedies: report ).

There is an underlying “wrong way of doing things” at play here. It may have been “right for the times” in eras past, but the realities of life in the 21st century demand a fresh new look at the way things are.

Peapod Life is all about the right way, a better way, an advanced approach to human habitats. 

Urban intensification using an Advanced Human Habitat results in an alleviation of stress on existing infrastructure. AHH is the end result of Building EcoSystems and Technology: PeapodLife’s integrated platform for resilience, autonomy, sustainability and community.

Whenever an Advanced Human Habitat is designed and planned, it takes into account not only the triple-bottom-line of People, Planet and Profits defined today, it anticipates and incorporates broader and future value propositions. BEST integrates solutions which will deliver AHHs are adaptable, resilient, sustainable and self-sufficient.

Solar and geo-thermal power. Unique heating and cooling management. Integrated indoor and outdoor ecosystems for best quality air and carbon sequestering. Onsite water management. Health and wellness. Organic zero-input indoor and outdoor urban gardens. More.

Advanced Human Habitat makes good sense for government today, because present cost-prevention and risk-mitigation are paramount. AHH will literally come as a sigh of relief to future local policy makers, should any catastrophic effects of climate change, economic collapse, environmental hazard, or some other circumstance make centralized distribution of necessities of life impossible.

Advanced Human Habitats are designed to will always serve occupants as islands of tranquility and peace, even amidst the most stressful of situations.

From the “big machine” of crumbling infrastructure, a new, smarter way of doing things emerges: the BEST tools for the future modelled after the genius of nature: Peapod Life Advanced Human Habitat.

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