There are several ways to eliminate poverty and have a healthy environment. We have to change our architecture and city designs. I love the old buildings of New York and many big cities, the disappearing design s heart breaking. The square ugly architecture is taking over. Let’s hope the old stuff that works stays. But change is inevitable.
This main ingredient must make itself a reality. A Future Without Poverty works together with communities creating opportunities, providing resources and empowering people in a continual journey to eliminate poverty. Together we are promoting thriving communities globally with adequate opportunities for work, access to education, adequate healthcare, clean running water, nutritious food, comfortable shelter, and a hospitable environment where there exists a sense of security for everyone. We are committed to working with the unique needs of each community, supporting that community as it grows in all areas of sustainability: Education, Enterprise, Environment and Empowerment.
Now let us talk architecture and community. New Cite thrive with a concentric design. A roundish shape community buildings, such as that that would imitate Logan’s Run, Star Trek, or other Sci Fi shows can be a reality. The elimination of many streets, with cars replaced b trams and over ground trains. Pod cars and passenger trains will connect communities with convenient time saving travel.
Solutions: Rebuilding on needed rehabilitation lands for total change.
(Detroit, Camden, East St Louis.)
Closing dead towns moving the populace to more conductively populous less isolated areas for quality of life, education, and culture.
(People should be allowed to stay where they are if that is what they choose. But this is for burnt out towns)
building should have main street interiors, The Basic Universal Income would allow for Co-ops, individual business, churches, offices. Taking place In Varied paces for commerce.
These would be financed in terms that the whole community either is financed by the government of has a enterprise where the wealth is shared.
But why not actually harness the power of crowd sourcing and encourage the fuel poor themselves to come forward by rewarding them to do so with a reduction and a rebate on their bills?
People should be able to volunteer through a central helpline run by the Energy Saving Trust and publicised by the Co-op companies themselves, as part of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), as well through local authorities and charities.
A condition for the receipt of rebates should then be that households are given, through the ECO, an energy audit, and a complete whole house eco-refit based on this audit, followed by training on how to use any equipment that has been installed.
The refurbishment should be done on a whole-home basis to achieve the maximum benefit.
Immediately on coming forward, all these households should also be automatically given smart meters.
When these are installed, the occupants should be visited and show how to use them, and given personal advice on how to achieve even greater reductions in energy bills through broader energy-saving behaviors.
Smart Growth is an urban planning and transportation strategy that concentrates development in compact walkable urban centers to avoid issues traditionally associated with sprawl. Smart growth promotes transit-oriented infill, walkable, neighborhoods and mixed-use development with a range of housing choices. Limiting sprawl helps communities because many unemployed and underemployed workers, often disproportionately people of color, cannot afford to own an automobile, and many of the jobs are in suburbs not easily accessible by public transportation. Sprawl denies economic opportunity to people who need it most.
I imagine a futuristic building structures, with shopping centers in one area, a hospital close by with Urgent Care centers in local areas. Commerce areas and usable space areas for people to work on their talents: replacing the garage, or basement for work spaces and sales. People would make their own work if not part of a business or Co-op.
redesigning and restructuring the new cities away from the old. No one would go with out a home or work space or food and produce areas. These would all interact in the Concentric area of the newly design communities.
Hopefully the romance and ornament will not disappear. The old building where great, but they where inefficient at times and rotted fast. Sadly many Victorian homes had to be raised. Or eco future will be healthier and with out poverty. Above all ecologically sound.