If we are going to get serious about cutting down on the CO2 emissions and urban heat to slow the so-called Global Warming impending disasters then we need to get together and talk about how we design our cities and how humans live in these urban settings.
We need to discuss the saving of energy and even perhaps the coating of roads and design cities to be efficient without traffic bottlenecks which makes surface transportation idle and put endless CO2 into the air. What we need is to get serious and the sooner the better.
What Can You Do?
Good question, why not try living a carbon free life. Consider how much CO2 you are responsible for? You own an SUV, better get off your butt and plant four trees please. Look around your home and by efficient lighting and pay attention to your appliances too; may as well save some water too while you are at it.
What Can Planners Do?
Well why not join us all online to brainstorm and learn what others are doing? Urban Planet is a spectacular website for anyone interested in the future of transportation, urban planning, downtown revitalization, modern architecture, solutions to density and healthy environments in urban areas.
This is a huge site with 100s of thousands of posts from some true leading edge thinkers and observers of mankind's city dwellers. The concepts discussed are amazing. You will most likely learn a lot each time you visit, with new material posted daily from people around the world. http://www.UrbanPlanet.org Forums.
We all need to work together and now is a really good time to start. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.