The SCP city dwellings open on a garden or conservatory on all floors, with a variety of urban functions in each block, as an alternative to sprawl

GLOBAL WARMING CAUSED BY GREENHOUSE GAS AND CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS IN THE ATMOSPHERE, ARE OF MAJOR CONCERN


Rising sea levels, pollution, environmental degradation, resource depletion and energy dependence

 

Urban sprawl and functionally segregated zoning causes

    - massive emissions of CO2

    - long daily commutes

    - social and cultural isolation

Sustainable urban form with passive solar stepped duplex dwellings in a dense mixed use urban context (JL Msika)

The dwellers of a detached passive solar house in the urban sprawl are still dependent on the automobile. Architect JL MSIKA

The ultimate outcome of insufficient solutions, which take for granted the urban sprawl as an unavoidable and permanent necessity, seems to be to postpone, and at the same time jeopardize, the necessary evolution of industrial and civilian strategies for replacing the present massive production of individual detached homes and private cars in favor of the human scaled and diverse Sustainable City incorporating clean and renewable solar energy with close proximity to all work/life functions.

A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY

Now is the time to experiment with new paradigms of dense urban forms where pedestrian scaled mixed-use neighborhoods will make extensive use of clean and renewable solar energy.

Passive-solar design in a dense mixed-use neighborhood (sketch by JL Msika - 1993)