12341May Issue of Sustainable City News
- Apr 30, 2012The May issue of Sustainable City News (formerly The New Colonist) is
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This month's offerings include:
Trails to the Future: Making Car-Free Possible in Dallas
Imagine for a moment there were no roads. At least not roads for
automobiles. We'd get a lot more exercise. Things would be a lot
quieter. We'd meet a lot more people. We may not see an end to
automobile-oriented roadways for some time, but residents of a number
of new apartment complexes lining the Katy Trail in Dallas are
getting to know a little about what a car-free life is like.
The Park in the Middle of Everywhere
Most of Los Angeles is unknown, even to Angelenos. The city is vast,
the traffic wearying, and many neigbhorhoods are hidden in little
valleys among the megalopolis's many hills. And of course car culture
keeps travelers channeled on freeways and main roads, their eyes
locked on the bumper in front of them (when they aren't glued to a
smartphone screen). It's no wonder that people can live in town for
decades and never know most of its districts as anything more than an
occasional odd name in the news.
The Great Transition
Hundreds of diverse international communities in 35 countries
comprise the adaptable Transition movement, but everyone involved
agrees on this: The world's cheap oil supply will soon run out,
shocking a society dependent on fossil fuels for its way of life.
Climate change will drastically alter the world. People working
together with their neighbors can better prepare for whatever happens.
What Belongs in a City
Cities oftentimes are planned in a linear manner by policy makers,
city officials and city planners. But the lines are getting blurred.
What about the more abstract ideas of what it means to belong and
live in a city?
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