More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness.
In this TED talk, San Francisco-based architect, urban designer and planner Peter Calthorpe shares insights drawn from his work, planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that’s focused on human interaction.
Among his insights, he offers seven universal principles for solving sprawl – the growing physical footprint of an urban area – and building smarter, more sustainable cities.
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