Tuesday, 7 June 2011

TREES IN SUBURBIA


'Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them' - William E. Vaughan

Picture from the project "Stordammen Park" in my hometown, Drammen.

1 comment:

  1. Back to the Future
    A road map for tomorrow's cities
    By James Howard Kunstler
    Published in the July/August 2011 issue of Orion magazine

    From the article:
    I depart from a lot of current thinking on the subject. For instance, many people seem to think that there will be more of everything — more people, taller skyscrapers, greater suburbs, bigger airplanes, larger metro regions, or even super-gigantic slums. I don’t go along with this bundle of bull, except for the slums, which I think will be short-lived, contrary to the vision of popular author Mike Davis’s Planet of Slums. Of course, trends won’t proceed with the same timing everywhere in the world. But I think the general theme going forward, certainly in the U.S., will be the comprehensive contraction of just about everything.

    Read the whole article here:

    http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6336/

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