6412Re: Car-free cities and jobs
- Nov 7, 2003
> Not necessarily so. I found two locations in the Netherlands, oneHrrrrrm... Would it be possible to pitch a "carfree city" as a
> of the most densely populated nations in the world, where the
> Reference Design could be built without significant alteration.
> It's true that in mountainous regions the good spaces may be
> mostly taken, but anywhere we're building suburbs today is a
> potential spot for a carfree city. The spaces don't need to be huge
> in order to support a large population.
planned urban development, or essentially a large suburb? In other
words, have the large industrial areas contain MAJOR parking areas at
first, and essentially let the first few developments grow using a
nearby city as the economic base. After you get a few neighborhoods
established, with a little luck, it would become self-sustaining.
> >2) Building a city from scratch requires a formidable pile ofcapital.
> So does any other development project; billion-dollar projects are
> now routine. The banks have the money; what's required is a
> who believes in the idea and can convince a bank to fund it. This isHave you done any work on how much capital it would take? more
> well within the realm of possibility.
importantly, how would you pay that capital back? Taxes on
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