5210Re: Air Conditioning, Cars, and livable places
- Jun 3, 2002--- In CarFree@y..., Ken Kifer <kenkifer@k...> wrote:
> John Snyder wrote:In the Southwest,
> Several sources reaffirm that the recent inventions
> of the automobile and air conditioning resulted in
> people having moved into regions previously
> not fit to support large populations year round.
> Ken Kifer replies:
> water shortage problems are severe, yet more people keep moving inanyway.
What I don't understand is how a city like Las Vegas can exist, and
yet it still is the fastest growing city in the US today! Since
they're right in the middle of the desert, how much water do they
need to bring in each day just to keep things from drying up?
I did read an interesting article about growth in these regions and
how it relates to transportation. The author wrote that one possible
advantage of living in a fast-growing area was that transportation
problems were more likely to be addressed, as opposed to cities on
the decline, where the transportation systems becomes neglected. Any
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