The challenge for cities is to meet the urgent need to reduce emissions while creating jobs and maintaining the vibrant activity that makes urban areas the engine of our economy. And a city that's leading the way? None other than New York. How can a city so dense and populated be the most sustainable city on the planet?
David Miller is the President and CEO of WWF-Canada. He is a well-known advocate for environmental and economic sustainability. He was the Mayor of Toronto, Canada from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the prestigious C40 Cities from 2008 to 2010.
The big question for many cities that don't already have a rapid transit backbone, or who need to expand it, is how. One of North America's largest cities -- Toronto -- is about to make its transit expansion choice right now. It's where I live, so I'm hoping we get it right.
03/19/2012 03:51 EDT
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