A city this grand deserves a lasting vision. LOCAL SPIN: Reimagining Monterey A city this grand deserves a lasting vision. Michael Delapa Thursday, January 24, 2013 I can remember the first time I visited Monterey. It was 1976, and I was an undergraduate at Stanford University’s Hopkins Marine Station. There was something about the city that immediately captured me – I can’t say exactly what. Perhaps it was its physical beauty and proximity to Monterey … more
The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme | Grist. Support Grist. We dare you! Click here or text GOGREEN to 85944. log in or register connect CLIMATE & ENERGY FOOD CITIES LIVING BIZ & TECHNOLOGY SPRAWL The American suburbs are a giant Ponzi scheme 79 BY CHARLES MAROHN 22 JUN 2011 9:40 AM http://www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?action=like&api_key=207899229854&channel_url=http%3A%2F%2Fstatic.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fconnect%2Fxd_proxy.php%3Fversion%3D3%23cb%3Df2bf758094%26origin%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.grist.org%252Ff14bbe05b4%26relation%3Dparent.parent%26transport%3Dpostmessage&font=arial&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&node_type=link&sdk=joey&show_faces=false&width=90http://platform0.twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html?_=1311710616981&count=horizontal&id=twitter_tweet_button_0&lang=en&original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&related=grist&text=The%20American%20suburbs%20are%20a%20giant%20Ponzi%20scheme%3A&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&via=grist https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org%2Fsprawl%2F2011-06-22-the-american-suburbs-are-a-giant-ponzi-scheme&size=small&count=true&db=1&hl=en-US&jsh=r%3Bgc%2F22595239-f24a003b#id=I1_1311710617074&parent=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.grist.org&rpctoken=565840614&_methods=onPlusOne%2C_ready%2C_close%2C_open%2C_resizeMe Not real wealth, just the illusion of wealth.Photo: John “K”We often forget that the American pattern of suburban development is an experiment, one that has … more
How Skyscrapers Can Save the City – Magazine – The Atlantic. March 2011 Print | Close How Skyscrapers Can Save the City BESIDES MAKING CITIES MORE AFFORDABLE AND ARCHITECTURALLY INTERESTING, TALL BUILDINGS ARE GREENER THAN SPRAWL, AND THEY FOSTER SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CREATIVITY. YET SOME URBAN PLANNERS AND PRESERVATIONISTS SEEM TO HAVE A MISPLACED FEAR OF HEIGHTS THAT YIELDS DAMAGING RESTRICTIONS ON HOW TALL A BUILDING CAN BE. FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS TO MUMBAI, THERE’S … more
NASA – How Hard Are We Pushing The Land?. Feature Text Size Grow Text SizeShrink Text Size How Hard Are We Pushing The Land? 12.14.10 We may be becoming an ever more technologically advanced society, but we remain as dependent as ever — if not more and more so — on the natural world that surrounds us. That is one takeaway from new NASA research that has found humans are using an increasing amount of … more
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The men with the axes: The perverse subsidy of Monterey County real estate