Designing Cities for People

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Designing Cities for People is the sixth chapter written by author Lester R. Brown in his book Plan B: Mobilizing to save civilization. In his chapter he talks about the Ecology of cities, redesigning urban transport, the return of bicyles, reducing urban water use, farming in the city, upgrading squatter settlements and cities for people. 

We can design an urban lifestyle that systematically restores health by incorporating exercise into daily routines while reducing carbon emissioins and eliminating health-damaging air pollution.

The challenge is to redesign communities so that public transportation is the centerpiece of urban transport and streets are pedestrian-and-bicycle-friendly.  

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