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Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:27 AM
Posted 19 December 2011 - 02:51 AM
I got the word wrong, a more accurate record is:
...he gets a call from a British woman who asks if the suburbs can be saved by "village-ifying" them. Crary answer is: "Not all suburbs are created equal", and this might work for older (more compact and centered?) suburbs, but perhaps not for newer ones. He is also concerned about where the capital to do that might come from. Nevertheless, it is a concept that needs further exploration.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 03:09 AM
When I went looking for an image to paste above, it was hard to find one without cars, except for those of traditional villages in Britain.
A SIMPLER VISION, is to simply Build a Village in the suburbs
This needs a change in zoning laws, but it may bring a huge increase in quality of life and sustainability for the area that supports it.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:12 AM
Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:42 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:49 AM
This received an interesting response, when I posted it on the KunstlerCast bboard:
There are complex visions of the future of suburbia, like this one:
City-in-miniature on a hill
The UniverCity project: An experiment in suburban urbanism
... I went to check out an experiment in suburban urbanism across the border in Burnaby, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver. Builders there are about one-third finished with UniverCity (forgive the awkward name), a planned neighborhood next to Simon Fraser University that's borrowing some of the best traits of Vancouver's planning successes and fitting them to a challenging location -- a 1,200-foot hill.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:23 PM
Is Now The Time To Move Away From Major U.S. Cities?
.... What is going to happen if we see widespread rioting in major U.S. cities like George Soros is predicting? What is going to happen if the economy totally falls to pieces and our city centers descend into anarchy like we saw in New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina? In some major U.S. cities such as Detroit, looting is already rampant. There are some sections of Detroit where entire blocks of houses are being slowly dismantled by thieves and stripped of anything valuable. Sadly, the economy is going to get a lot worse than it is at the moment. So is now the time to move away from major U.S. cities? Should preppers be seeking safer locations for themselves and their families? Those are legitimate questions.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:49 AM
"There are some sections of Detroit where entire blocks of houses are being slowly dismantled by thieves and stripped of anything valuable."
Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:04 AM
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:46 AM
Young People in America are seeking an alternative to suburban living
For those who are not regular listeners of the Kunstler-Cast (as I am), you may want to listen to this interview with Duncan Crary. Crary plays "host" in the two man conversation with Jim Kunstler. Crary is a gen-X person who has turned his interests into a career, and you get a sense that the "apprenticeship" he has had with JHK has played an important part in shaping his world views.
Here's an interview of Duncan Crary done by Chuck Marohn, the host of his own podcast at StrongTowns:
Crary will soon start his own podcast featuring the attractions of living in a small town.
Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:56 AM
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