Alex Steffen Provides a Compelling View of Urban Development @TED

Alex clearly reflects a progressive perspective of the future of cities and the opportunities for humanity to do better. This is a stark contrast to the dream revealled in the latest Toronto Life issue "Escape to the Burbs" and in the current perspectives of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his 'visionary' brother who chase shortseighted waterfront revitalization strategies intensive on energy, water and tax dollars rather than those gearred to enriching the quality of life of Toronto residents and visitors near and long term.