Outdated Concepts Dominate Planners’ Thinking

‘The Death and Life of Great American Cities’, the classic 1961 book by Jane Jacobs, is probably even more relevant today — the mark of a great book. She emphasises that visual order is very different from functional order, a lesson which our planners and politicans have not heeded:

https://westwalesnewsreview.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/housing-is-not-a-single-issue/

PDR

 

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The Week’s Environmental News

The week’s round-up of environmental news reblogged from Under the Pecan Leaves:

http://mylandrestorationproject.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/environment-news-613-619/

 

 


Environment News This Week (4/23-4/29)

Excellent round-up of environmental news from Under the Pecan Leaves


New houses are not solid foundations for our economy

Houses without jobs — planning for yesterday, not tomorrow:

http://westwalesnewsreview.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/too-many-houses-not-enough-jobs-carmarthenshires-dubious-future/

Construction jobs are a short-term fix not a long-term basis for a sound economy. Ask Spain.