Thursday, April 20, 2006

More on eco-cities

Further discussions on the future of eco-designed urban environments:

'America 2050 is being coordinated by the Regional Plan Association (a non-profit that works on the New York region). For at least some of the project organizers, the ambition is nothing less than the creation of a national growth plan that can guide this country’s physical evolution over the next century.

The work began with quantitative research to try to define the shape of the emerging super-cities— mostly, planning professors sitting down with the smart people at the census bureau. (For a very accessible look behind the curtain of the census definitions of regions, check out Beyond Metropolis: Exploring America’s new ‘Megapolitan’ Geography. [PDF]).

Where is this heading? We need a new kind of infrastructure investment to enable the next century of growth...'

Read more at Worldchanging

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