Thursday, January 12, 2012

Why not just level the entire city?

Here are some factoids for you---

For the first time in history the world is predominately urban.

Meaning, we all pretty much live cities!

Our urban centers became blighted post-1950s white flight to the suburbs.

These centers are now visible in the sights of investors and historic building and infrastructure is either being renovated or demolished.

Did you know that 78 percent of our land fills consist of building debris?

Did you know that my five-year-old knows the concept of recycling and practices it?

Voila! If a child understands that our resources deserve proper respect and treatment shouldn't our city leaders understand and practice the same for our built resources?

In an increasingly urban environment there are many pressures for redevelopment. How can we better educate our leadership and those who fund projects about preservation of our environment (both naturally occuring and man-made)?

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