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Welcome to ConnectedCities, a non-partisan initiative which proposes a global sustainable development strategy, which can accommodate sustainably all predicted population growth far into the future.

Population growth, the crisis in housing and the pressing need to address climate change and car dependency offer an opportunity to consider a comprehensive new approach to strategic planning, which integrates brownfield and greenfield development.

Vision
ConnectedCities draws its inspiration from Ebenezer Howard's Social Cities. The vision is for compact, high quality, walkable developments focused around existing and new railway stations. Groups of settlements - some existing, some new - are linked using existing rail corridors and clustered around a 'hub town'. Together they form a ConnectedCity.

Case studies
The ConnectedCities approach to development applies in a broad range of circumstances: a town growth zone within an existing town, a new green quarter on the edge of an existing town or a new green town.

Delivery
ConnectedCities accepts a wide range of delivery mechanisms depending on local circumstances, including an innovative approach for new settlements, focused as Howard suggested on public ownership of land value and removal of land cost from house prices. The choice of how and where to build is made by the local population.

Book
Copies of the ConnectedCities book describing the the concept in detail are available here.

Get Involved
The ConnectedCities team are currently seeking partners for an in-depth multi-disciplinary study. Please get in touch if you wish to contribute to the work.

ConnectedCities, A Global Sustainable Development Strategy

The global population is predicted to grow by 2.4 billion by 2050. ConnectedCities provides a framework for sustainable growth to allow all people to live prosperous lives without damaging the planet

ConnectedCities, UK Case studies

The UK population forecast for 2050 is 78 million. Additionally 5 million people are effected by the housing shortage, so houses for 20 million additional people are needed by 2050. ConnectedCities is a means to accommodate this growth with the minimum impact on the existing population and settlements, and with the least traffic generation and energy usage.