Cities in America underestimate the value of greenery and the value of high-quality public transportation.
Instead, they emphasize cars and various shades of gray: sidewalks, asphalt, cement, and concrete.
If we are not improving this situation, we are declining.
High-quality public transportation takes people out of their isolated motion pods, and puts them in contact with one another.
A high-quality environment helps people actually enjoy being present to each other’s company instead of being afraid of one another.
We cannot allow cities to remain the way that they are — that will lead to rot and decay.
We must actively rejuvenate them instead of waiting for a multi-century decline and revival.
Do you know how long the Dark Ages lasted for? Longer than you & your children will live.
Instead of making Central Park and Golden Gate Park the exception, New York and San Francisco can make them the rule. Take what’s there and expand outward with that theme. Remove roads and connect the city together with a beautiful public transit system.