Livable Cities: Creating a Sustainable Urban Environment
Few cities in the U.S. are immune from the impact of urban sprawl. That quiet house with a yard, that piece of the country close to the city, comes with a high price as roads, subdivisions and shopping malls gobble up farmland and open space. Then there’s the commute. It’s not uncommon for people to spend an hour each way driving to and from work every day. The planet pays a high price. All those cars driving across our sprawling cities are a top contributor to the build-up of gases in the atmosphere linked to global climate change.
Recorded at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, is a leading environmental activist. He was one of the first to sound the alarm on climate change with his bestselling book The End of Nature. He is the author of The Age of Missing Information, Hope, Human and Wild, Deep Economy, Eaarth and The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and is the recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Right Livelihood Award. He is the founder of Third Act, which organizes people over the age of 60 for action on climate justice.