The Natural City
The Natural City -
The Natural City is a comprehensive, highly integrated, approach to planning the
future of our citiy. Presented as a PowerPoint, it begins by examining problems
that have developed from sprawl and poorly managed growth and goes on to present
a vision of sustainable development and re-
The presentation is woven around three key priorities: Global Sustainability, with an emphasis on Climate Change, Local Sustainability and Quality of Life and Place. The need to meet challenges presented by these priorities is consistently reinforced throughout the presentation.
Eleven principles necessary to accomplish priorities are examined in detail as are
planning processes for implementing the vision at both regional and neighbourhood
scales. The presentation also examines: methods to insure plans don’t become “shelfware”
as well as the role of local politicians and other levels of government. The presentation
concludes by providing a sample of an area ripe for re-
This PowerPoint presentation is highly graphical in nature. Text on screens is limited with major points being highlighted through numerous pictures and examples. As such, it is particularly easy for audiences to follow.
I have created The Natural City to promote and publicize our need to do things differently. Please contact me if you would like a presentation in your community.
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The video on the left is a Citizen’s Forum interview presented on the Community Channel about a year ago.
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Natural City “Trailer”