08 January 2009

New Urbanists Seize the Moment

In The Atlantic:
....the president of Smart Growth America, said it was time to build more rail—“the second half of our transportation system,” ...

...the current synchronicity of the real-estate crash, global warming, and peak oil is not “some kind of cosmic punishment … But there is one connection, and that’s our urban pattern.” It’s not too late for Americans to change our ways, but it will be much harder to do better in the 21st century, because of the way we’ve built the 20th.”
Also in The Atlantic, in 1972, a prediction about the car problem:
The Last Traffic Jam
Too many cars, too little oil. -by Stewart Udall

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