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Archive for September, 2009

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

David Byrne’s Perfect City – I love David Byrne’s music, but in this essay for the Wall Street Journal I think he somewhat over-reaches himself. Why? The essay is muddled. He includes too many contradictory pronouncements. For example, that big and dense is good, but that you need the “village” thing for safety & […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Forget Curbing Suburban Sprawl (MIT Technology Review) I have some questions about the source of this report/ research, which claims that density (including examples such as Vancouver’s eco-density) “would yield insignificant CO2 reductions.” QUOTE Even if 75 percent of all new and replacement housing in America were built at twice the density of current new […]

The treachery of tethers…

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

I’m in Vancouver, and it’s supposed to be a break from my island exile, but digital tethers ensure that I’m plugged into all the usual concerns.

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