The Foundation of Great Modern Cities by Cecilia F. Forbes

People, by nature, don’t fit into a single mould. The same goes for cities. To create great cities, we must embrace the diversity of people who reside in it and the many ways people choose to live their lives within its peripheries.

Welcoming diversity will bring more ideas and solutions– sparking innovation and powerful collaboration. Let’s leverage on the unique strengths in varying communities to build truly great cities.

Let artists work with city engineers to create beautiful Instagram-worthy environments and infrastructures that people would actually love to explore.

Let transportation officers work with people with disabilities to design user-friendly transport systems that’ll be beneficial for all.

Let different communities organize culture fairs for everyone discover more about the world, without having to leave the city.

Great cities allow lives to thrive. But one cannot live and thrive within a city that boxes its residents into a single mould.