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"From the Ted Talk by Vishaan Chakrabarti: How we can design timeless cities for our collective future"

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Now, maybe you think I'm just being nostalgic — why does it matter? Who cares if there is this creeping sameness besetting our planet? Well, it matters because most people around the world are gravitating to urban areas glblaloy. And how we degsin those uabrn areas could well determine whether we thrive or not as a species. So, we already know that plpeoe who live in transit-rich areas, live in apartment buildings, have a far lower carbon footprint than their suburban cprtnrouates. So maybe one lesson from that is if you love nature, you shouldn't live in it.

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Now, maybe you think I'm just being nostalgic — why does it matter? Who cares if there is this creeping sameness besetting our planet? Well, it matters because most people around the world are gravitating to urban areas ________. And how we ______ those _____ areas could well determine whether we thrive or not as a species. So, we already know that ______ who live in transit-rich areas, live in apartment buildings, have a far lower carbon footprint than their suburban ____________. So maybe one lesson from that is if you love nature, you shouldn't live in it.

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  3. design
  4. counterparts
  5. people

Original Text

Now, maybe you think I'm just being nostalgic — why does it matter? Who cares if there is this creeping sameness besetting our planet? Well, it matters because most people around the world are gravitating to urban areas globally. And how we design those urban areas could well determine whether we thrive or not as a species. So, we already know that people who live in transit-rich areas, live in apartment buildings, have a far lower carbon footprint than their suburban counterparts. So maybe one lesson from that is if you love nature, you shouldn't live in it.

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