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.