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Green Cities, Brown Suburbs

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{Nature_and_Environment.107.1}: ... {wren1111} Sun, 05 Apr 2009 00:58:21 EDT (HTML)

Green Cities, Brown Suburbs "http://www.city-journal.org/2009/19_1_green-cities.html"

To save the planet, build more skyscrapers—especially in California. ...

But California’s abundant restrictions on new construction don’t do much to deter building across America as a whole. No matter what the Bay Area does, plenty of new households will come into being, and they will need new homes. By restricting local development, California regulators just make sure that construction occurs someplace else. That someplace else tends to be a lot less environmentally friendly than the California coast, blessed as it is with a superbly temperate climate. The net result of this process: land-use restrictions in California increase carbon emissions and raise the risks of global warming.

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{Nature_and_Environment.107.2}: Much better... {dravazed} Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:31:58 EDT (HTML)

Auto-ban: German town goes car-free

Vauban hopes to forge a model community without that great staple of modern life – the car. Now the sound of birdsong has replaced the roar of traffic and children can play in the street

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/autoban-german-town-goes-carfree-1720021.html

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