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Old 2009-03-13, 10:00 AM
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Default Author predicts end of suburban 'project

In a keynote address that stunned builders, American author, public speaker and social critic James Howard Kunstler outlined his vision for the not-so-distant future last weekend at the Canadian Home Builders' Association annual conference.

The end of the suburbs?

Would you prefer to live in an area where you can walk to your job, walk to get your food, walk to take your kids to school?
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Old 2009-03-13, 10:36 AM
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Intersting. With improvement in technology and advancement in research, man might come up with an alternative source for fuel and transportation.
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Old 2009-03-13, 12:29 PM
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Sounds like a great idea. But it will take 100 years to implement.
I mean I like the idea for walking to work, but no way I am moving to a high rise building ever again.

This thing can be achieved if all the big industries in metropolitan areas start moving to a little far away town, and mark their property, so that no other industry can come in a certain range. Workers would have to move closer.
It might be a little difficult for dual income families where husband and wife works in totally different companies, but still it can reduce a lot of green house gas emissions if only one of them is commuting.
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Old 2009-03-13, 04:14 PM
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Great film that came out a few years ago called "The End of Suburbia" you can rent it at your local video store. Talks about peak oil and all of these topics. Interestingly, with the way the economy is going now I wonder if peak oil will be delayed by a few years? My husband and i both work very close to home (I work from home and he is about 5 minutes away and could easily bike to work) I bought my house wanting a decent size backyard because I would eventually like to grow my own fruits and vegetables. We are also close by a major intersection (Bathurst & Teston) and can walk out to Public Transit,shops, banks etc. Its hard to predict the future but I have to say that I agree with the Mr. Kunstler.
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