Today, I felt optimistic as I sat in a room of property developers and other related professionals to talk about the future of the Northern end of the CBD including a small part of Thorndon, there was no talk of flyovers, denial of climate change and the inequality that exists througout the world.
Instead the vision was for a city that is mixed culturally, socially and economically and where sustainability is built into every aspect of life. Here is an example below: Malmo in Sweden.
The collective vision was for a new kind of city - not based on motorways and sprawling homes and to be created within 10 years as the pace of change accelerates.
These ideas once the preserve of Greenies are now very mainstream. Now we just need to wait for some politicians to catch up.
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