Boats, Not Cars
If you were building a town from scratch, would you include roads? While many people would, there are alternatives.
This video about Giethoorn, a town in the Netherlands, shows what changes might be needed if you have a town mostly without roads.
Back to the question about building a town from scratch: for it to be successful, you’d probably need to convince people to move there. What is it about the town that would make people choose to do so?
As you think about the kinds of things people might want in a town, can you think of things you and others could create or propose for your community that might make it a more attractive place for visits or investment?
No Roads, No Cars, Just Boats by Great Big Story on YouTube (2:38)
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