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Eric Jaffe / The Atlantic Cities / June 28, 2013
The core problem of creating sustainable cities is as well-known as it is tricky. On the one hand, everyone who’s thoughtful about urban sustainability admits the environmental, economic, and social problems of sprawl and auto-dependency. On the other hand, everyone who’s realistic about the situation must admit that people are crazy about their cars and pretty keen on low-density, single-family homes, too.
Most of the modern attempts to reconcile this problem, at least in U.S. metropolitan areas, create more problems of their own. Smart growth initiatives to increase densification,Read More
Eric Jaffe / The Atlantic Cities / June 26, 2013
Mull this one over next you’re stuck in traffic on your way into or out of work.
What if instead of leaving your house and chancing the congestion on your rush-hour commute, you could reserve a space on the road just like you reserve a table at a restaurant? Then you’d simply drive to the highway or major intersection at the appropriate time, announce via technology that you’re here, pay a market fee (just as you pay your check after eating), then enjoy a smooth ride. Sure, you’d lose one more excuse for being late to the office — but a considerably miserable part of your dayRead More