Re: Ginger discussed on Today Show?

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 01:07:29 PST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 wrote:

> In a message dated 3/15/01 3:06:10 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> << I would think a few blocks of 2-3 story buildings could offer
> enough retail and service density to form a lively community that is also
> walkable. >>

You could build a building for 10^6 people which is walkable. Because
average distances are so short you'll be also saving a lot on
infrastructure, and wouldn't have to bury it.

> you're right, we need mixed-use buildings. but nobody's building 'em.

Yeah, arcologies are stalling. Monkeys are just too dumb to understand
the value of cooperation on a large scale.

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