The German city of Hamburghas announced an ambitious plan to create, and link, an amazing 27 square miles of new and existing green space all over the city. The plan, called the "Green Network," will effectively remove all cars from the city centre and promote cycling and public transport - and it is planned to be in place by 2034.
If fully realised, the network will cover some 7000 hectares, over half the size of Boston or San Francisco.
ClimateWorks is a San Francisco based foundation whose mission is to support public policies that prevent dangerous climate change and promote global prosperity. This infographic about wlkable neighborhoods is part of a document called Planning Cities for People, which was prepared for the Chinese government. The document, which contains 8 research-based recommendations that lead to prosperous, low-carbon urban areas, uses richly illustrated maps and diagrams to present examples of street-grids that promote walking, prioritize bicycle networks, create mixed-use neighbourhoods and support high-quality transit.
Here’s a foolish attempt at describing pure, large scale sprawl, as Smart Growth
"Pristine, untouched 1100 Acres"
A development placed in the center of the vast nothingness between Fredericksburg and Richmond, taking 1100 acres of forested farmland, based around a non-existent train station (to be built in an era without rail funding).
Visit their website, which bills this development as “Washington D.C. South,” whatever that is supposed to imply, and share a few laughs with me.