Flavin makes a call for smart urban development, explaining that battles against global problems such as unemployment, HIV infections, water shortages, education, terrorism and climate change, will be largely won, or lost, in the world's cities. In turn these policies will affect smaller communities around the world. It is our policy approach both in the United States and globally that will test the ability to create inclusive and environmentally sound policies that will renew and revitalize both our ecosystems as well as our own lives.
You can read the entirety of Flavin's article here. Another great organization with similar goals is the World Resources Institute.
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