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The Congress for the New Urbanism recently announced the winner of its CNU 17 video contest. We posted a link in the roundup a little while ago, but this thing has gone viral over the past week, and a tipster suggested we share the video anew. Built To Last suggests that beyond overpopulation, pestilence, and aliens, the greatest threat to our planet is the unassuming cul-de-sac. It’s a great watch and pretty entertaining.

Here’s a few words from the CNU:

The outstanding 3-minute video asks the question “What’s the greatest threat to our planet?” and shows how reimagining our cities and suburbs to be sustainable and walkable will cut carbon emissions, commutes and calories. “When it comes to saving the planet, what we build is the greatest threat—or the greatest hope,” say the filmmakers in Built to Last.

“Built to Last made me laugh out loud,” said John Norquist, president and CEO of the Congress for the New Urbanism, which offered the submitter of the winning entry a complimentary registration to this year’s leading gathering of urbanists, CNU 17, which runs June 10-14th in Denver. “But this video is serious too. First + Main and Paget Films show how New Urbanism is the convenient remedy, providing quality of life and economic value while protecting the environment.”

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Branden Klayko

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