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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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New York, United States of America

PART 1:  Definition of Megacity 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Brinkhoff population (2010) 22,200,000
Population 21,491,898 22,034,147 22,214,518 years 2000, 2005, and 2010
Population growth rate 2001-11 3.36
 GDP (millions) 
 >GDP (PPP adjusted US dollars, millions) 
 *10-year growth rate in GDP 2001 to 2011 (%) 
Formal gov't for metro area (yes/no)?
> 1 coordinating bodies (yes/no)?
PART 2:  Biophysical Characteristics 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Land area (km2)
Urbanized area (km2)
Heating degree days 2,318.00
Cooling degree days 133.00
Annnual precipitation (mm) 1,220.00 NOAA
Annual solar radiation (k Wh/m2)
Building gross floor area (m2) - total
>total per capita
>residential per capita
>commercial & institutional
PART 3:  Urban Metabolism 2001 2006 2011 Comments
Energy (Stationary) All energy data scaled from 20 mil pop to 22 mil
NJ data from yr 2006 not yr 2011
Electricity consumption (GWh) - renewable
Electricity consumption (GWh) - grid
Electrical line losses (GWh) 28,940.77
*Total electricity consumption (GWh) 148,681.77
*Total electricity consumption (TJ) 535,254.38
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%)
Natural gas (TJ) 914,522.41
Fuel oil (TJ) 295,164.08
Coal (TJ)
Biomass/biofuels (TJ) 785.58
Other 27,126.21 steam
10,247.68 kerosene, LPG, coal, waste oil
*Total energy consumption (heating + ind. fuels) (TJ) 0.00 0.00 1,247,845.96
*Total energy consumption (res & comm heating) (TJ)
Energy (Mobile)
Gasoline (TJ) 832,926.06
Diesel (TJ) 176,121.49
Jet fuel (TJ)
Marine fuel (TJ)
Other 1,493.15 CNG
20,639.14 Ethanol
11,614.54 Electric traction
*Total energy consumption (transportation) excl. marine/jet fuel (TJ) 0.00 0.00 1,042,794.37
*10-year growth rate
*Total energy consumption (stationary + mobile) (TJ) 0.00 0.00 2,825,894.71
*2011 total 2,825,894.71
*2006 total 0.00
**2001 total 0.00
*10-year growth rate 2001-2011 (%)
Consumption (ML) -- excluding line losses 10,916,721.94 yr 2005
Line losses (ML)
>Line losses as a percentage of consumption (%)
*Total water consumption (ML) excluding line losses 0.00 10,916,721.94 0.00
*Total water consumption (ML) including line losses 0.00 10,916,721.94 0.00
Production (ML)
Production - surface water (ML)
Production - ground water (ML)
*10-year growth rate in water consumption 2001-2011 (%)
Volume (ML)
Loading (kt BOD)
Solid waste disposal - land (Kt)
Waste incineration (Kt)
*Total solid waste disposal (kt) 40,214.71 33,203.38 yr 2010
*10-year growth rate in solid waste disposal 2001-2011 (%) #DIV/0!
Electricity sources
Coal (%)
Oil (%)
Natural gas (%)
Hydropower (%)
Nuclear (%)
Off-site wind (%)
Off-site solar (%)
GHG emissions factor (t CO2e / GWh)
Electricity consumption (2011)
residential (%)
commercial/institutional (%)
industrial (%)
transportation (%)
Stationary energy consumption (2011)
residential (%)
commercial/institutional (%)
industrial (%)
Materials (2011)
Building materials
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>production (Kt)
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