What’s the Greatest Threat to Our Planet?

by on June 14, 2010 » Add more comments.

The short film “Built to Last” won first place in The Congress for the New Urbanism CNU 17 video contest.

I think environmentalism is often focused on symptoms rather than the underlying systemic cause of our global problems. Our automobile/ oil dependence is probably the largest man-made disaster in the world. What’s counter-intuitive is that it’s actually building great cities that preserves the natural environment. If cities can be built well enough that people stay in them and are able to efficiently get around and produce food, that preserves nature. Until we face our automobile dependence, we’ll never fully address our current environmental problems in a meaningful way.

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June 14, 2010
10:26 pm

I love this video!

Dustin Urban
June 16, 2010
10:36 pm

Glad you liked it! Great vid

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