Urban growth is inevitable. By 2030, over 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. This increase in urbanization is creating incredible stress on our environmental, economic and social fabrics, not only world-wide but also within our local communities. Those cities that address the issues and adapt positively to change will thrive. Cities that react to, rather than plan for, change will suffer.
Most communities recognize the need to plan for a changing world but are at a loss for the most effective ways to preserve their environment for future generations and to promote economic growth and prosperity.
‘Resilience’ is Crandall Arambula’s proactive strategy for responding to a fast changing world in an effective and achievable manner at regional and local scales. We offer practical, simple and straightforward approaches and solutions.
Our Resilience strategy incorporates and fosters all sustainable best practices. Yet, we believe that the most meaningful sustainable practices can be translated into immediate and substantial planning actions and projects. While technological innovation and economic incentives have a place, Resilience must start with reducing vehicle-miles traveled (VMT). Our strategy can provide a framework for reducing both the length and the number of trips, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and, in turn, local economic stimulus.
Spending less money on fuel, parking, auto maintenance and other auto-related expenses can result in significant financial benefits for you and your community.
Spending less time driving can translate into more personal time for you and greater productivity for your community.
Replacing auto trips with walking and biking trips can result in significant health benefits for you and your community.
Reducing energy consumption in the transportation, housing, commercial, and industrial sectors has the potential to significantly improve air and water quality.