Visions of 2030: Bikes, BRT and Other Stuff We Have Now

A review of the <em>Our Cities Ourselves</em> at the Center for Architecture in New York, which features ten proposals to create better cities by 2030.
July 24, 2010, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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Bicycles and transit were a prominent theme in all the designs, which were much less futuristic. That slant was by design- architects were asked to meet ten principles of sustainable transportation drafted by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. The principles include "such unobjectionable (and by now somewhat obvious) ideas as 24/7 mixed-use development, pedestrian-scaled streets, buying locally, more bikes, and more buses."

Alexandra Lange at The Architect's Newspaper says, "What was also disconcerting is the sameness of the strategies."

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Published on Friday, July 23, 2010 in The Architect's Newspaper
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