Monday, February 25, 2008

Green City?

Albuquerque, New Mexico. Back to the older days, before subdivisions were houses 3 feet apart for miles. Before Mega-Marts and McEverything. The "Mesa Del Sol" city will serve as a multi-use, multi-purpose space, so residents don’t have to rely on their cars to get around. This is a great way to help the environment, and help you. Why drive for an hour to get to work when you can just step outside and walk ten minutes to your job. Why not be healthy while you are helping the environment?
Here is what the architects behind Mesa del Sol have to say:
First, everything is more convenient. You don’t have to spend as much time in the car getting to and from school, work, the park, the grocery store. In fact, you may find yourself walking to many of these places instead of driving. Which makes it more sustainable, conserving gasoline and reducing carbon emissions. And when you have more people out walking in the neighborhood, you tend to get to know more people — and more kinds of people — interacting with each other. The whole place feels friendlier.”

Wouldn't it be nice if your town was like this?

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