[FoRK] Discuss Among Yourselves

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 10:56:30 PDT 2011


http://inhabitat.com/skyburbs-bringing-the-burbs-to-the-city/

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> 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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