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vtsnowedin wrote:Are there any real examples of Greenburg as of yet and how do they compare to the vision put forward in the piece.
Ludi wrote:Food production for the city: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV9CCxdkOng
I hope more people will contribute ideas. My focus tends to be on food, so my contributions to this thread will tend to be about growing things, less about other technologies.
vtsnowedin wrote:Yes we are a world of specialist. My specialty is building a really long lasting road for the money spent,
timmac wrote:Ludi wrote:I hope more people will contribute ideas. My focus tends to be on food, so my contributions to this thread will tend to be about growing things, less about other technologies.
Instead of wasting time of growing food and all that stuff you got to buy and all that hard work how bout a green city where food is cheap and plentiful like the link below.
Ludi wrote:[Growing food is not my specialty, in fact, I'm not very good at it! Which might be why I'm so interested in it and hope to learn more.
Ludi wrote:But that leaves me very concerned about the average Joe. I'm afraid I'm not able to just dismiss him. I think as a person who has some interest toward alternatives I might have an obligation to help other folks who don't. But that's just my own perspective.
vtsnowedin wrote:Will you feed them or send them down the road at the point of a shotgun? .
Ludi wrote:vtsnowedin wrote:Will you feed them or send them down the road at the point of a shotgun? .
Shotgun is not an option for me personally, though it may be for you and others.
Let's please try to stay on topic, which is "options for cities", not "how to protect your doomstead".
The British design firm hired by SIIC to design Dongtan says the city will be practical and commercially sensible — high-tech, economically vibrant, a model for urban planners everywhere — not a green utopian boondoggle.
Plans for Dongtan began to falter in 2006, when Shanghai's former mayor Chen Liangyu - Dongtan's most enthusiastic supporter - was arrested for "property-related fraud." In the wake of the scandal, China's Communist Party reorganized the city's leadership and planning structure, leaving Dongtan orphaned.
Since then, the project's permits have lapsed, and the global economic situation has put a damper on construction projects worldwide. On Chongming Island, a number of high-rise apartment buildings have gone up, marketed as green buildings, but using few of the innovative ideas that were part of the original Dongtan design.
Plantagenet wrote:As population continues to grow, cities will continue to become increasingly overcrowded and dysfunctional.
The solution to to problems of cities caused by overpopulation is not to just keep building new cities.
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