10 Ways Cities Are Turning Back Time

It's back to the future for global cities, now that we've realized what a mess the 20th century was.

"For all the focus that's placed on smart, tech-savvy cities of the future, the truth is that, in many ways, cities are turning back the clock. After a period of incredible waste, we've entered a period of incredible panic: If we don't find more sustainable ways to live and work, our future cities are doomed," writes Nicole Ferraro.

"[T]he answers that city decision makers are coming up with have been there all along. In planning our future cities, we're really just returning to the past."

Full Story: 10 Ways Cities Are Turning Back Time

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
T-shirt with map of Chicago

Show your city pride

Men's Ultrasoft CityFabric© tees. Six cities available.
$23.00
DVD Cover of The Story of Sprawl

The Story of Sprawl

See how America changed shape in this collection of historic films that visually document how sprawl evolved.
$29.99 for 2-DVD SET