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"The age of the highway city is over, we can't afford it, and it's not desirable," said Peter Calthorpe, a principle at urban design firm Calthorpe Associates. Calthorpe, who calls cars "weapons of mass destruction" estimates that 3.5 billion people will be living in developing world cities by 2025 and that these future cities will need to be designed around public transportation in order to make sense. Jay Carson, Chief Executive of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group says he thinks subway systems are too expensive and that more cities are looking to bus rapid transit as a more affordable solution.

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  1. Tafline Laylin May 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Wow, this is really fascinating. Thanks Yuka!

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