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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 mteatrs because most people around the world are gravitating to urban aears 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 srabubun crtprunaetos. 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 _______ because most people around the world are gravitating to urban _____ 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 ________ ____________. So maybe one lesson from that is if you love nature, you shouldn't live in it.

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  1. suburban
  2. counterparts
  3. matters
  4. areas

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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