|Re: Tornadoes and acre plots||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mbembe (Mbembeaol.com)|
|Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 22:38:24 -0500|
loren [at] wombat.net (Loren Davidson) wrote: >Your idea makes any kind of public transit impossible. Transit requires >10-12 families per acre to be profitable Perhaps in the current state of mass transit this is true. Perhaps, also, an alternative may become available for those of us that prefer to live in the country, or in small towns. After all, it's not just about what is, but what can be. >by the year 2000 there will only be 1/4 acre of arable land per person This sounds like an issue of population control, family planning... and then there's the matter of factory farming of animals, poor farming practices generally worldwide, rapacious consumerism, and... I could go on. Somehow, I just don't think that folks wanting to live on an acre or more is a problem, especially as there will be natural economic and personal interest limits on how many will choose that way. I'm not making a case here for suburbia, gated communities, etc. Consider the use to which the land is put, the context of the community within the larger community around it. There's a lot more to right use of land than transit considerations. >1-5 acres per family for everyone is unsustainable. It will never happen anyway. Anyway, I bristle at the idea of any one prescription for "everybody". People live such different lives, have such different aspirations. Let a thousand flowers bloom! Country folk! City folk! What-the-folk! Jim Schliestett
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