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Designing Cities for People

June 28, 2007

Lester Brown at the Globalist presents a compelling case for people-centered urban design, to promote the overall quality of life in cities. He writes:

With more than half of the world’s population living in urban areas, pollution and traffic congestion are an ever increasing problem. In an age where public parks are being sacrificed to make room for parking lots, Lester Brown proposes that city planning should benefit people — not cars.

I raised some similar issues in my article “Hate the City, Love the City.” However, Brown does deeper but without the lens redemption. Read the whole article and share your thoughts.

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  1. June 30, 2007 2:26 am

    By next year, 3.3 billion people will live in towns and cities, according to a U.N. report released today.

    See the article and report: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/27/world/27cnd-population.html?ex=1340596800&en=a1071960e28e5341&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss

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