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Towns and cities need to be designed around people not cars

A tram has reappeared on Auckland streets, with the Wynyard Quarter urban renewal. Newsroom.

In this latest piece for Newsroom, I argue that towns and cities designed to be less car-dependent would not only help us meet our climate goals, but also be good for us as people and communities.

Nevertheless, the deepening climate crisis and energy transition presents an opportunity. An opportunity to transform the way we design our towns and cities and how we move around. The benefits abound: improved safety, reduced air and noise pollution, reduced energy dependency, increased resilience, thriving local economies, more connected communities and healthier, more active people, to name just some.

Read the full article here.


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