What Makes a Sustainable City?

John Whitelegg on “Health in the sustainable city” (Worldstreets:The Politics of Transport in Cities, Jul. 13, 2012)

Also discussed here: Towards a Zero Carbon Vision for UK Transport (68 page pdf, John Whitelegg, Gary Haq,Howard Cambridge and Harry Vallack, Stockholm Environment Institute July 2010)

Today we review a short video from the World Streets blog  by Prof. John Whitelegg, an expert in what makes a sustainable city, mainly in terms of transportation. He points out the importance of the choices made in cities to either promote the use of vehicles and roads to carry them or to look for more sustainable, less polluting options such as car free housing, reduced parking spaces etc – all in the face of the challenge of climate change mitigation and the goal to achieve a carbon free city.

To see Key Quotes and Links to key reports about this post, click HERE


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