Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Lincoln Policy Institute Weighs In

A New Approach for the Age of 4$ gasoline. Kinda like the old approach.


Recognizing the deeper, structural issues at work, a growing number of planners and policy analysts are seeking to prepare for the future with a fundamental overhaul of the nation's systems of transportation and of land and energy use.

Those systems were built on the premise that fossil fuels would serve as a cheap, abundant, and environmentally benign source of energy into the indefinite future. Demand for oil is outpacing supply, escalating prices to $140 a barrel and more. At the same time, the emerging consensus on global climate change - both presidential candidates support a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - will inevitably reinforce the trend of higher energy costs until the transition from overreliance on fossil fuels is achieved.


Let's not forget Quality of Life decisions...this?

Shopping in Anywhere, Generica

or this?

Shopping on Via del Corso, looking north towards Piazza del Popolo, Rome, IT (my old studio is on the left)