|Re: Ecovillages as a solution to urban growth problems||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 22:26:37 -0500|
nicka [at] well.com is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Hi Kevin - What you have to say makes much sense and in fact it is not particularly unique. New England as I remember it from decades ago has grown gradually for centuries by retaining village centers. I think the reason is that the land was broken up into small pieces very early on so that developers have only rarely been able to obtain multi-hundred-acre tracts for instant transformation. We same to have an annexation-for-growth pattern in California, but annexation to hold the line is probably Davis's answer if feasible. I wonder if it wouldn't change the city's politics much for the worse, though. As soon as people got serious about your idea, the corrupters might jump into Davis in a big way. Whatever you can do to keep Davis from becoming a San Francisco suburb will do all of Northern California a major favor. We have to remember, though, that there are no magic formulae for survival in a world in which human population tries to be limitless. That is an overwhelming problem, but we cannot ignore it (not that you are) merely because of that. It will destroy Davis, it will destroy the rain forests, it will destroy health care systems, it will destroy climate stability, in short order it will destroy everything we value. So in Davis and everywhere else we need to ask what to do about the booming population - not so much how to manage its warehousing, as how to control the numbers.
Ecovillages as a solution to urban growth problems Kevin Wolf, May 10 1998
- Re: Ecovillages as a solution to urban growth problems Fred H. Olson, May 16 1998
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