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Here are some videos of experts speaking on what it means to have a sustainable city.  Notice noone is talking about having a sustainable suburb?  A sustainable city is a complex and fantastic mix of beauty, walkability, minimum per capita energy consumption and of course much more.  You simply can’t talk about sustainable life without committing to the city.

From the site:

Sustainable cities are cities that are pedestrian paradises, where anybody would want to live downtown, says Mathis Wackernagel.

With half the world’s population living in cities, there can be no solutions to environmental, social or economic problems without major reconstructions and reconfigurations of urban living, says David Harvey.

Sustainability starts with people and a truly sustainable city will put people first, says Barabara Southworth. 

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Written by Peter Rudd

March 9, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Posted in energy, the city

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