Treehugger’s LLoyd Alter quoted Eliason in an article titled, ‘ Enough With ‘Smart Cities’—We Need Cities Done Right.’
The article touches on how we need to be building cities smartly rather than building ‘smart cities’ – a topic Eliason is well versed in. Previously, Eliason had penned an article for Seattle’s The Urbanist, on how simple buildings form the backbone of most walkable neighborhoods – either historic, or new ecodistricts. They’re more sustainable, require less embodied carbon, less operational carbon, are less expensive to heat or cool, and more durable and easier to maintain.
Here’s the full quote…
The piece also links to our report on unlocking small lot low-rise and mid-rise development with Point Access Blocks, along with a whole host of other things cities need to be focusing on in order to facilitate the construction of livable low carbon districts.
It’s a good read. More here.