|Re: City vs Country||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 10:12:38 -0500|
On Thu, 11 Sep 1997 Dspreitzer [at] aol.com wrote: > Rob, and other interested cohousers: > > I am surprised by your vehemence regarding city life. I think instead of > putting down city life and city dwellers, you should thank them since in this > day and age, they are allowing you your rural lifestyle (unless you are > totally off the grid and living as humbly as the unibomber). > > Not everyone can live in the countryside. There just isn't enough room on Well stated post Donna, thanks. I agree with you. Sharingwood's exurban site is nice but not for me. I usually restrain myself from commenting on cohousing sites on the urban fringe or even rural areas that are built with the tacit assumption of communting to the urban area or at least to the urban fringe for employment. The transportation / resource implications and contribution to sprawl strike me as major drawbacks. Communities - generally not cohousing - that are mostly self-sufficient or communities that are based in small non urban communities do not fall in this category in my view. BTW a somewhat related historical note. My ancestors came here from Scandinavia in the 1870's and many got land under the Homestead Act. In Scandinavia, most farmers lived in villages and and farmed nearby land. The Homestead act required that they live on the land that they farmed, thus preventing the formation of rural settlements. Another factor was that farms were bigger than in Scandinavia making distances from a settlement further. Fred -- Fred H. Olson fholson [at] tc.umn.edu Zipcode: 55411 (612)588-9532 Amateur radio: WB0YQM List manager of: Cohousing-L See www.cohousing.org and nbhd-tc the Twin Cities Neighborhood issues list. See www.freenet.msp.mn.us
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