We've covered many of the environmental effects of sprawl before, but for the elderly, a lack of transportation options equates to dependency, isolation and loneliness. While climate change and other environmental issues loom unavoidably large, one of the problems has been that it is hard to put a human face on them. But all of us have parents, grandparents, relatives or friends that will suffer as a result of how we have chosen to design and build our cities. What we need to do a better job of is connecting quality of life to land-use and climate change, so that people will feel inspired to take action because action means better cities, jobs and products for them.
Via: ::USA Today
See Also: ::The Problems With Green Sprawl, ::Radiant City: A Documentary about Suburban Sprawl, ::Interview: Don Schmitt on Sprawl, ::Los Angeles on the Verge of Nation's Best Mass Transit?, ::US Cities Make You Fat, and ::The Long Emergency: a Long Review