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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Mexico City, Mexico

PART 1:  Definition of Megacity 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Brinkhoff population (2010) 23,400,000
Population 8,591,309 8,720,916 8,851,080
Population growth rate 2001-11 3.02
 GDP (millions)  1,176,372 1,770,827 2,321,648  Mexican pesos 
 >GDP (PPP adjusted US dollars, millions)  186,726 245,948 309,553
 *10-year growth rate in GDP 2001 to 2011 (%)  65.78
Formal gov't for metro area (yes/no)? Y
> 1 coordinating bodies (yes/no)?
PART 2:  Biophysical Characteristics 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Land area (km2) 1,495.00
Urbanized area (km2) 792.37
Heating degree days 873.00
Cooling degree days 45.00
Annnual precipitation (mm) 697.00
Annual solar radiation (k Wh/m2) 1,934.50
Building gross floor area (m2) - total
>total per capita
>residential
>residential per capita
>commercial & institutional
>industrial
PART 3:  Urban Metabolism 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Energy (Stationary)
Electricity consumption (GWh) - renewable
Electricity consumption (GWh) - grid 13,186.99 13,376.33 13,667.11
Electrical line losses (GWh)
*Total electricity consumption (GWh) 13,186.99 13,376.33 13,667.11
*Total electricity consumption (TJ) 47,473.17 48,154.78 49,201.60
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%) 3.64
Natural gas (TJ) 35,769.70 67,147.32 90,770.25 estimate
Fuel oil (TJ)
Coal (TJ) 17,579.90 28,203.96 24,600.50 estimate
Biomass/biofuels (TJ) 2,805.29 4,007.72 3,891.40 estimate
Other
*Total energy consumption (heating + ind. fuels) (TJ) 56,154.89 99,359.00 119,262.15
*Total energy consumption (res & comm heating) (TJ) 21,824.97
Energy (Mobile)
Gasoline (TJ) 180,850.00 192,600.00 215,240.00
Diesel (TJ) 33,410.00 34,840.00 37,690.00
Jet fuel (TJ) 2.66 48.98 91.26 scaled by population
Marine fuel (TJ)
Other
*Total energy consumption (transportation) excl. marine/jet fuel (TJ) 214,260.00 227,440.00 252,930.00
*10-year growth rate 18.05
*Total energy consumption (stationary + mobile) (TJ) 317,888.06 374,953.78 421,393.75
*2011 total 421,393.75
*2006 total 374,953.78
**2001 total 317,888.06
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%) 32.56
Water
Consumption (ML) -- excluding line losses 1,122,400.00
Line losses (ML) 53.70
>Line losses as a percentage of consumption (%)
*Total water consumption (ML) excluding line losses 0.00 0.00 1,122,400.00
*Total water consumption (ML) including line losses 0.00 53.70 1,122,400.00
Production (ML) 1,072,983.00
Production - surface water (ML) 309,831.70
Production - ground water (ML) 813,054.20 2,339,000.00
*10-year growth rate in water consumption 2001-2011 (%)
Wastewater
Volume (ML) 192,000.00
Loading (kt BOD)
Waste
Solid waste disposal - land (Kt) 4,380.00 4,836.25 4,622.36
Waste incineration (Kt) 0.00 0.00 0.00
*Total solid waste disposal (kt) 4,380.00 4,836.25 4,622.36
*10-year growth rate in solid waste disposal 2001-2011 (%) 5.53
Electricity sources
Coal (%) 5.33
Oil (%) 26.43
Natural gas (%)
Hydropower (%) 21.65
Nuclear (%) 2.79
Off-site wind (%) 0.047
Off-site solar (%)
Other
GHG emissions factor (t CO2e / GWh) 0.59637 0.56268
Electricity consumption (2011)
residential (%) 16.21
commercial/institutional (%) 19.79
industrial (%) 51.2
transportation (%) 5.7
other
Stationary energy consumption (2011)
residential (%) 15.7
commercial/institutional (%) 2.6
industrial (%) 8.2
other
Materials (2011)
Building materials
Cement
>net import (Kt)
>production (Kt)
>consumption (Kt)
Steel
>net import (Kt)
>production (Kt)
>consumption (Kt)
Other
>net import (Kt)
>production (Kt)
>consumption (Kt)
Food
>net import (Kt)
>production (Kt)
>consumption (Kt)
Other
>net import (Kt)
>production (Kt)
>consumption (Kt)