Buildings, Buildings Everywhere

My goal for this podcast was to look into urbanization and discover the effects it has on the environment. It seems that everywhere I go, I see some construction project going up. I wanted to look into the damage these projects because that aspect often goes unmentioned. Mostly, I wasn’t telling a story so much as revealing the truth about something we don’t usually think about. We should think about this topic, because urbanization is at the heart of the environmental crisis. I wanted to tell the story of HOW this is so.

To realize this goal, I did a lot of research online, and came to a lot of dead ends before I came to the information I was looking for. I saved a lot of tabs I didn’t end up using (I learned Seattle had the highest growth rate than ay other city in America in 2013, and 1/3 of Seattle’s waste is from construction), and I had tons of tech issues. I wasted hours trouble shooting things that should have been really easy, and got to the point where I just wanted the project done, no matter how much of a draft it was. I thought I was done for a while, but then I decided it needed more work, and I had HOPEFULLY figured out all the tech stuff. So, I think I would have done a lot differently if I could restart. If I had done a podcast project before and had experience, I would have focused more on the details of my script and the organization of my words.

And, lastly, my sources. I interviewed a former coworker of my dad’s, Eric Nelson. I interviewed him because he works in construction, and has a lot of experience with how the company gets the land it builds on. My other sources were, as I mentioned, online. I recorded my rain water audio (the static-y transition) and the birdsong is from my back yard. YouTube provided the other transitional noises.

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOIM2yR_B6k

https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/animals-and-plants/biodiversity/threats/Urbanization.aspx

How does urbanization affect biodiversity?

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT9HsNszYCI

https://www.epa.gov/clean-air-act-overview/air-pollution-current-and-future-challenges#limiting

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjjmUHFEL4c

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGoVnAkqNF0

https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=77ZozI0rw7w

https:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_2QdFrcTFU

https://ballotpedia.org/Washington_Carbon_Emissions_Fee_and_Revenue_Allocation_Initiative_(2018)

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