As of 2008, for the first time in human history, more people live in cities than live in the countryside. This unprecedented change, as it advances, will lead us down two possible paths.

One path is toward gradual decay of the already fragile relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world; the other is toward the rise of nature-rich cities. Many of us are excited about the second option. As Martin Luther King Jr. taught us, any movement, any culture, will fail if it cannot paint a picture of a future that people will want to go to. It’s time to paint that picture.

An interesting, slightly dated but very relevant article – more below. As ever, follow the link.

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