Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Reshaping Cities 2+

The Reshaping Cities 2+ presentation at the Ecocity World Summit 2011 in Montreal confirmed the need and interest for cities to better design for families. Households with 2+ generations is essential for a city's human sustainability.

While many green cities experience a decline in the child population, Denver tops the list of green cities growing the child population. Two case studies show the potential of increasing family households living in Denver: Stapleton development and Benedict Park Place. The core guiding principle for Reshaping Cities 2+ is interdependency. Cities endure over time by designing for the youngest to the oldest resident, acknowledging the interdependency between families, businesses, and natural resources.

The conference was attended by 1,500 delegates from 280 cities and 70 countries.

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