We live on an urban planet. For the first time in history, a majority of us live in cities. How we grow those cities, how we build neighborhoods, how we provide housing, how we choose to get around, how well we incorporate nature into the places we live - these are the challenges that will largely determine our future.
All well and good. But then why use an illustration on its web site (the pages on cities) which to my glance appears to suggest the discredited future of the isolated towers of Robert Moses, Le Corbusier and the worst of 1950s urban renewal? Which suggests that the green urban future consists of huge buildings amidst which tiny humans are afterthoughts on a sterile plaza? I assume it's an oversight for a worthy group which I know is attuned to the fine grain of a walkable city. The image, however, suggests the opposite.