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We will not solve our climate problem by adjusting the width of streets.

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We will not solve our climate problem by adjusting the width of streets. Incremental changes will not save our cities. Cities will be saved by designing car free areas of areas up to a mile square.  Cars and trucks will be relegated the periphery of future communities. Transportation within future communities will be mainly be by foot and bike. Vacant and wasteland areas can become new car free communities. Car free communities need have no stairs. Most future residences will be one level. Graded ways can easily enable transit between levels. A max of four levels is adequate to support a car free community of 5-10K.  Thinking outside the box is the only way forward. Car free communities will be forced on us by climate change. Even if climate was not a problem, car free communities would make complete sense.

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Economic recovery beyond sprawl, racism and climate change denial

A viable economy is integral and integrated

That is how you create local jobs

A viable economy will be cyber connected

Work does not require a long commute

A viable economy will spawn myriad new occupations

all keyed to new communities that are

car free and walkable

These communities will contain education and recreation

dwellings and places to purchase things from anywhere in the world

Squares with seating and snacks every few hundred feet

A recovery of public space

and face to face

via Economic recovery beyond sprawl, racism and climate change denial | ShortFormContent at Blogger.

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Characterization Has Always Been A Synonym for Curse

There are two things in life that we confuse. Values and character. Values are what make us do what we do. They are freely chosen. They require acts of will to attain fruition in deeds. Then there is character which has nothing to do with freedom and everything to do with how you are seen by others and by yourself.

via Joyful Missives at Dawn July 18, 2011 Philosophy Values Gary Johnson McCain Etc – Associated Content from Yahoo! – associatedcontent.com.

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