Over on the sidebar there should be a link for a podcast that I regularly listen to called “Smart City“. The last episode on making healthy cities I listened to had me agreeing and saying yes. One part was on a type of pavement that lets rainwater seep through to the ground so that it isn’t all going into the city gutters and to the waste treatment plant. Another section was about kids and parenting and the importance of the community in child rearing. There have been other shows that talk about retaining educated professionals, making cities attractive, and other positive urban issues. So if you listen to this sort of thing check it out.