Mar. 3, 2008 at 6:41pm
Anybody else here read Jim Kunstler?
Good Evening, RR Anderson Asks:
So like all good community minded urban activists I've watched the Kunstler you tube videos from the Tacoma Urbanist. I've gotten a kick out of his jabs at lousy modern architecture and the horrors of suburban sprawl. Yadda yadda.
Complete collapse of the U.S. Economyhas anybody read Kunstlers latest blog posts ?
it is pretty heavy stuff. So . . . where does this leave Tacoma?
here are some positive things Tacoma has going for it..
- Transcontinental Rail Access
- Full Service Shipping Port
- "Grid" Layout
- Start of a Mass Transit project (link)
- Hydro-Power ?
- Can you ride your bike to work easily?
- Do you have Any cottage industry skills to fall back on?
- Do you know how to garden/grow your own food?
- etc ?
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by Erik on 3/3/2008 @ 9:10pm
|Tacoma has less than 2 months to prep for the Kunstler visit.|
His position is becoming more and more mainstream on oil. By the way, gas is now about 3 and half dollars a gallon.
From Daily KOS:
What does that mean for Tacoma? Yes to streetcars and no to cross base highway.
by NineInchNachos on 3/3/2008 @ 9:35pm
|if only GM could design a V-8 fueled by "hope" we might be able to keep University Place from becoming a ghost town.|
by Heather on 3/11/2008 @ 7:28pm
|Hey guys? Do we need to buy tickets to see Kunstler in April or will it be a free event?|
by NineInchNachos on 3/11/2008 @ 7:39pm
|teh amount of money it takes to get kunstler to fly anyplace you can bet your boots it will cost a pretty (though rapidly devalued) penny for a ticket|
by KevinFreitas on 3/11/2008 @ 8:54pm
|Yea, don't think any price has been set by the folks over at Local Life yet. Pretty sure it will cost $$ though.
Did you see the info about the free forums going on put on by the same group tho? There was one late last month and another coming up on 3/25. Free, good stuff, and Jim Diers is inspirational to boot!
by izenmania on 3/11/2008 @ 10:22pm
|I think I'll be okay, considering I've never owned a car, and I consider half an hour to be a short walk...|
by Erik on 3/11/2008 @ 11:20pm
|Did you see the info about the free forums going on put on by the same group tho? There was one late last month and another coming up on 3/25. Free, good stuff, and Jim Diers is inspirational to boot!|
That place was crammed last time. I wonder if I will be able to get a seat.
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