The increasing occurrence of natural disasters and effects of climate change are creating more pressure to design resilient cities and buildings that can withstand and adapt to changing risks, while being sustainable and creating healthy environments.
If we want to build healthy communities, we need to lay streets in ways that encourage people to walk. Here’s how the difference between a thriving neighborhood and a traffic-congested highway lies entirely in the layout of our streets.
Since the very first cities, our streets have been helping us create healthy, happy and sustainable places. Here's a brief history of streets, their role in design, and why it's crucial they remain central to our planning efforts.
If zoning was created out of a need to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of communities, perhaps it is time to begin measuring the impact zoning has on cities today and reassess if we're honoring these tenets established over ninety years ago.