Thursday, May 19, 2005

I'll take my city green, please.

If we live in a future where travel over fifteens, twenties, or even hundreds of miles becomes too expensive to manage on a regular basis, what is the best living arrangment?

A green vision for 100 years
The group decided the best way to honor that far-reaching vision was to emulate it -- by figuring out how to conserve enough land to protect the region's quality of life as its population swells over the next century.
But to accommodate population growth -- which the land trust estimates could double to 7 million by 2100 -- cities must become dense, vibrant places that draw people like a magnet.

To me, cities are the answer to quality of life issues after the peak. Tear down the suburbs - loot them, plunder them, pull up the pavement and build pyramids out of old roads. In the place of grease burger shacks and wack-marts, we could one day find farmland and wild life.

Ok, so it is a mad dream, and the fine people in the article above managed to come up with their ideas simply by being sensible. They want a better world. Funny, their world would save energy.


At 5:37 AM, May 19, 2005, Blogger Big Gav said...

I doubt tearing anything will be required - some small time vandalism and letting nature take its course works remarkably quickly.

Just look at what happened to inner Detroit with a little bit of neglect...

At 12:03 AM, May 20, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

True enough but I think the roads, which we lavished our sturdiest construction techniques on, might require a little extra work.


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