I have stressed many times how important it is to have proper urban design. So it is very encouraging when I read something like this Five Minutes to Work. This article which is featured in Vue Weekly a free Edmonton newspaper, is not only a great read by it is very inspiring. It can quite often feel like you are alone in this world with your views, so it great to see that individuals that are in positions to design our cities reflect those views.
It is very encouraging to know that our politicians and urban planners are aware of the costs of continuing our practice of unlimited growth. It is refreshing that our urban planners realize that if you design a city properly, not only will people want to live there, they can do so without making a significant impact on the environment.