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Common sense solutions for better cities
Cities are Key to Solving Our Greatest Challenges
Cities house 4 out of 5 people in North America and Europe. They are the source of 70% of carbon emissions. Cities are where most innovation and wealth creation happens.
But cities are struggling. They’re asked to do too much with too little money. Building and maintaining infrastructure is slowly draining our city coffers. Residents are often disengaged from civic matters.
Car-Centric Design Has Largely Failed …
Over the last 75 years in North America and elsewhere, we’ve over-focused on a model of city building based around cars. Low density. Single family homes. Freeways.
Car-centric design has largely been a failure.
Driving everywhere makes us unhealthy and unhappy. It congests our streets. Sprawl creates an environmental footprint that the planet cannot afford.
… While Choking Out Other Options
Low density housing is easiest to build. And taxpayers — often unknowingly — subsidise it.
If we’re not building out, we’re building up.
Sprawl or towers. Those are often our only choices.
We forget that there are other ways to build cities and provide sufficient housing.
Solutions Are All Around Us
There are better ways to build a city. And they are not a mystery.
Cities around the world are coming up with sensible solutions to the challenges of our time.
We are pulling together common sense solutions in 5 areas.
Housing. Climate. Transportation. Place Making. Governance.
We’ll condense these solutions into a clear agenda for change that everyone can master.
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