They are good for us. One because it shows "our" arguments on the mainstream
agenda and so needing better and better serious rebuttal and because - in
the Kuhnian sense - it prompts us to be in our toes in developing more and
more astute and disciplined arguments and to collect better and better data.
So the debate advances!
----- Original Message -----
From: Karen Sandness <ksand@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 5:30 PM
Subject: [carfree_cities] Thoreau Institute book
> I checked out the Web site, and the author is none other than Randal
> O'Toole, well known to Portlanders for predicting that transit projects
> and new urbanist projects won't work. When they do work, he claims that
> they're somehow "harmful." He has never met a non-automotive form of
> transportation that he likes.
> When Scientific American published an article on new urbanism a few
> months ago, he wrote a Letter to the Editor in response, telling how new
> urbanism had "harmed" Portland and how nobody wanted to live in the new
> urbanist areas. Fortunately, the original writer had his facts on hand
> and rebutted every one of O'Toole's statements.