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Saturday, 14 November 2009

Learning from the Past

It's a romantic picture, obviously, but the following short film from American producer James Fitzpatrick should be of more than passing interest to those seeking ways of creating more sustainable cities.

Of personal interest is the emphasis on local food (in this case, fish), individual small businesses (in the flower market) and the widespread use of allotments.

Not to mention the cycles. Notice that they are treated as a means of transport, not a sport. No excessive bobbing up and down.

It seems that sometimes we have to look backwards in order to move forwards.

Thanks to The Slow Bicycle Movement for this gem.

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