[FoRK] Discuss Among Yourselves

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Jun 24 09:31:48 PDT 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 09:25:51AM -0700, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
> What's wrong with sprawl? [1]
> IMHO, anyone who wants to live within the cloister of a small-bubble  
> dense population housing is a conforming co-dependent.

Suburbia has about the right density to be net energy exporting
with thin-film PV. Add a fiber mesh, and there's much less
need for people in metal boxes moving back and forth.

Add rainwater cisterns and gardening, and you could even produce
part of the food locally.

> Greg
> [1]  
> http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2006988/A-rural-life-better-Living-concrete-jungle-really-stressful-make-vulnerable-depression.html
> On 6/24/2011 8:51 AM, laurent oget wrote:
>> 2011/6/23 Stephen Williams<sdw at lig.net>
>> I am afraid that the hard part of undoing sprawl will not be about
>> refactoring our roads and houses but about rewiring our brain to get over
>> the need to have a 3 foot radius bubble between you and any stranger. Most
>> of my friends who grew up in suburbia seem to suffer a not so mild form of
>> agoraphobia.

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