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Livable Cities: How Can Charlotte Learn from Cities Around the World?

Shadow of person walking on sidewalk.
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As Charlotte has grown and changed, planners have been working to ensure that we remain a “livable city.”  We’ve been concentrating on walkability, bike lanes, greenways, etc. Officials even traveled to Europe to get a first-hand look at communities there. One expert says that a livable city is one where everything you need is within a 10-minute walk. We’ll hear more and you can decide if what he says is achievable here.

Gil Penalosa is in Charlotte for the NC Bike Summit Friday and through the weekend at UNC Charlotte Center City. Get more info here.

Gil Penalosa - Founder and Chair of the Board of 8-80 Cities, a Canadian organization that promotes the ideals of livable cities and helps other cities become more livable