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How bad land use is bankrupting the country

  • 1.  How bad land use is bankrupting the country

    Posted 10-24-2019 20:36

    How can a geeky thing like land use be guilty of the gigantic infrastructure crisis that threatens to bankrupt the country? What does infrastructure have to do with race and class? Land use usually makes people yawn, how can it be an evil force? This article maintains that land use was and is at the heart of our income discrepancies, our segregation, our ecological footprint, and is the reason why we are now witnessing the slow collapse of a giant suburban ponzi scheme. The poor conditions of transit, roads, water and sewer or even broadband access are only a subset of the story.

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    [Klaus] Philipsen FAIA
    Archplan Inc. Philipsen Architects
    Baltimore MD
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  • 2.  RE: How bad land use is bankrupting the country

    Posted 10-25-2019 19:34
    You hit the nail on the head 
    Attached book discusses land use in  3rd wave economy and the corresponding efficiency.

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  • 3.  RE: How bad land use is bankrupting the country

    Posted 10-29-2019 15:41
    The problem with these services are the congestion they generate and the additional CO2 emissions because it is so easy to get individualized as opposed shared transportation.


    Franziska Amacher FAIA LEED NCARB WBE

    237 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138
    617 354 8707

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