Though our sprawl is designed for the car, the sunk costs of those tens of millions of houses mean they're not going to disappear just because the price of gas rises. They'll have to change instead. "Suburbia, not as a model for material consumption, but as a legal and social lattice of decentralized and more uniformly distributed production land ownership, has the potential to serve as the foundation for just such a pioneering adaptation," writes Jeff Vail, a widely read economic theorist who envisions "a Resilient Suburbia."
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Resilient Suburbia Mention
I'm a bit behind the time, but I just learned today while doing an interview on renewable energy transition that Bill McKibben recently mentioned my Resilient Suburbia series. McKibben writes: