The Role of Connectivity in Cities

It is our right to change ourselves, however it is our responsibility to change our neighborhoods, transforming the city. Transformation depends on the amalgamating of the collective power, rather than the sole responsibility of individuals. This will only happen by creating an atmosphere offering a fully immersed feeling of focus, involvement, opportunities, & enjoyment in the networks. An environment dissolving social & economic layers, resource wastefulness, congestion, & environmental degradation.

Cities need to evolve in a fashion that drives relevancy, while creating universally accessibility shaping present & future. Multiple layers must be in harmony to build a stronger reality advancing the economy that is socially, environmentally, & sustainable. However, one is more critical than the others……Connectivity.

Connectivity is vital to an influential social capital, which initiates quality of life improvements leading to sustainable growth for the city. Connectivity has the potential to transcend all boundaries leading to culture diversity & a transfer of ideologies. Cultivating innovation by capturing positive energy existing from the proximity of ideas with diverse backgrounds, skills, & views. Externalities create a wide array of views & understandings. Connectivity allows for the mixing of different philosophies leading to a stronger, more unified core. Benefiting society are networks that are not centralized, but providing dynamic & creative opportunities to all individuals. Behavior is influenced by our environment.

Societies need to be in harmony with their surroundings. Sustainable growth requires long term spatial planning of resources working for the community, not against. Singular systems must evolve into multi-dimensional systems. Dissolving fragmented fluidity existing between communities will only strengthen individualism while solidifying the city’s collective power.

The environment influences the mobility of objects, people, ideas, culture, productivity, & social development. The city’s voice is responsible for the transformation of policy decisions. Clear understandings of objectives are required for cities to truly achieve desirable cohesiveness between communities, while encouraging communities’ individualism.

Connectivity will play a central role in dissolving social & economic layers, resource wastefulness, congestion, & environmental degradation. Valuable assets should not be vulnerable to growth, but developed into contributing factors of quality of life through a sustainable, low-carbon, resource secure, liveable environment.

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2 thoughts on “The Role of Connectivity in Cities

  1. I would love to hear your thoughts on how having a better understanding of state-wide legislation could increase the connectivity efforts in sustainability. I am busy doing this with the ASBC’s state chapter called Kentucky Sustainability Business Council. We officially announced our formation at the Bluegrass Tomorrow conference in Lexington on October 30, 2014. Find out more on the website I am helping to create at http://www.KySBC.org. I will be in Washington DC for the ASBC conference to learn more about how local politics can lead these type of connectivity efforts. Bless you for your awareness and your targeted sustainable focus on opportunities for Louisville!

    1. Congratulations on launching KSBS & good luck.

      Sustainability can be complicated because of various reasons, with a major reason being misinterpretation of the topic. This is a complicated question; unfortunately I don’t have enough space to provide an sufficient response. I will address this in a future article.

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