Is it possible for the residents of an area to have agency in their community to contribute ideas to the process of urban design?

In an age of climate emergency, we can no longer rely on the institutions that have been built on systems that depend on old ideas about how to organize a modern city. The North American model of life has been proven to be unsustainable for the well-being of the planet.

The WeTown proposal appears to incorporate ideas about sustainability into the design of a community with amenities in walking distance to high-density residential and commercial buildings.

WeTown by Avoid Obvious Architects