[p2p-research] A depressed neighborhood in Dallas, Texas Revisualized as a Sustainable Community
Paul D. Fernhout
pdfernhout at kurtz-fernhout.com
Thu Nov 26 15:54:47 CET 2009
Ryan Lanham wrote:
A book from 1993 I found inspirational a long time ago:
"Ecocity Berkeley" by Richard Register
"Ecocity Berkeley offers innovative city planning solutions that would work
anywhere, but the book offers a vision of what the future can be like with a
fair amount of planning beforehand. This book is very inspirational, and
could be used to advocate similar planning improvements in any large city.
This book is meant for anyone interested in environmental activism, and
anyone looking for serious innovations in their city."
People have been wanting to do this kind of stuff for a long time.
By the way, on that design which seems to have some tall buildings, Jane
Jacobs suggests that architeture higher than three of four stories is
problematical socially as far as community safety (it is beyond the height
where you can shout down onto the street). Philadelphia was praised by her
for its lower buildings.
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