I ran across this website while doing some research. It offers a time-tested method of building cities... one that uses a medieval-style series of districts with narrow streets and courtyards, connected by a speedy transit system. I know similar schemes have been concocted over the years, but this website at least warrants a glance.
Main website: http://www.carfree.com/
In your opinion, does this system of creating cities offer a sustainable and livable
environment? I think so... hidden courtyards coupled with wide open undeveloped areas offer a close proximity to wilderness, farms, and recreation. The narrow streets make strolling or riding a bike through a district safe, quiet, and easy. The transit system is designed for a minimum impact on the urban and physical environment, shuttling commuters and shoppers safely and cleanly from one corner of this city to another. The lack of suburbs means that farms are in close proximity to the city center... which makes the distrbution of fresh food easy and cheap. This will be great when the sky-high gas prices of the future prevent food from being shuttled from farms in Chile and China.