Friday, October 23, 2009

What would a comprehensive plan for urban sustainability include?

A basic definition of urban sustainability is "building cities for people instead of cars". Urban sustainability goes beyond environmental sustainability; it is about building healthy communities for today and tomorrow. A comprehensive plan for urban sustainability would include improved public transportation, a citywide program for recycling and composting, maximizing energy conservation throughout the city, more community gardens, a permanent farmers market for the purchase of locally produced food, bike lanes, a car share program, well-maintained sidewalks and walking paths, ending urban sprawl while rebuilding core neighbourhoods, and more!

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