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Education for Sustainability by Paul Clarke

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Exploration Six

The urban fix: sustainable cities,sustainable minds

Thorough sanitary and remedial action in the houses that we have; and then the building of more, strongly, beautifully, and in groups of limited extent, kept in proportion to their streams and walled round, so that there may be no festering and wretched suburb anywhere, but clean and busy street within and the open country without, with a belt of beautiful garden and orchard round the walls, so that from any part of the city perfectly fresh air and grass and sight of far horizon might be reachable in a few minutes’ walk. This is the final aim.

John Ruskin, Sesame and Lillies

I have argued throughout this work that if society is to remediate the situation in which we find ourselves, ...

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