ideas for cities

This Big City on tumblr is your source for ideas that can make cities better. It is curated by Joe Peach and Lucas Lindsey.

Joe founded This Big City in 2009. He is a Marketing professional and works in one of London's most sustainable buildings.

Lucas is an urbanist, futurist, and blogger. He's the child of a suburban nation, but born again believer in an urban future. He lives in Tallahassee, USA.

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We still live in a nation where some are having a little bit of trouble understanding that catering for something so thermodynamically simple, libertarian, egalitarian, that increases health and wellbeing (physical and mental) for all ages, colours, genders and creeds, empowering to the masses, that produces no emissions for future generations, less financially damaging to personal wallets and budgets for the NHS, road maintenance, policing (more people on bikes and on foot means safer communities) and returning civility, neighbourliness and localism might be quite a good thing.

Jim Davis, founder of the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.

「我們身處的國家中,仍有些人不太瞭解,有種東西如此簡單、自由、平等,能增進健康與身心靈福祉,不分年齡、膚色、性別、信仰,能賦權給大眾,不為後代製造碳排放量,對個人荷包、衛生單位、道路維護、交通指揮衝擊較小,還能恢復社會禮貌、睦鄰與地方精神,這應該是種好東西。」

Jim Davis,英國單車大使館創辦人