6406Re: Car-free cities and jobs
- Nov 6, 2003I concur, and think a purpose-built city designed from the
foundations up with the newest advances combined with the wisdom of
the centuries would be a fabulous place to live.
There are two large entry barriers to this, unfortunately.
1) Most of the best places to live already have cities on them.
2) Building a city from scratch requires a formidable pile of capital.
While the carfree city website is beautiful, and is simply chockful
of excellent ideas, I didn't see much there that addresses either of
those two entry barriers, except for that plan to "carfree" the city
of Lyon (i think it was Lyon....).
As a note, another site I find interesting is:
While that site is breathtakingly evocative of the 50's, it is an
interesting look at a true arcology. I could see structures like
this being integrated into a larger carfree plan quite easily.
> dearleb said:
> >Attracting employment to such a place is another question - most
> >likely hefty incentives would be needed for some time to encourage
> >employers and start-up enterprises to such an environment.
> I don't think subsides will be needed. Modern economies are
> based and succeed by attracting highly skilled people in very shortcompanies
> supply. One of the ways to do this is to offer them a very pleasant
> living environment. I think, therefore, that knowledge-based
> would be eager to locate in a good carfree enivronment.
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