Indeed, the life cycle energy use of adaptive reuse and preservation can be half of building new on the site of an old building.
AMATS hosted a bicycle planning meeting last night at the Kent Free Library.
What a breath of fresh air to have our regional transportation agency actually understand the vital place of the bicycle in the future of our communities.
One of the items brought up is the culture of the road that will continue to be a major issue, especially in terms of safety. What can we do to improve peoples understanding and build a society where the street belongs to all of us?
One thought, how about gateways to Kent that let people know that we are a “bike city?”
presentation made to ohio municipal clerks on
4-21-2011 at their spring meeting.
Rick will be leading a discussion on Green Strategies for Cities at the Ohio Municipal Clerks Association Spring Conference on Thursday, April 21st.
Isn’t it interesting that every time that the price of gasoline increases at the pump there are many that become indignant. We are told that there are 5 years worth of oil under the arctic, 50 years off-shore in deep water, even 400 years beneath the Rockies! Of course it is there for OUR taking and we should pull it up and burn it! Never mind the next generation, let alone the next millennium.
Our choice is simple. Re-create our civilization to run on solar energy – to return carbon to 350 parts per million, or be remembered by historians as selfish barbarians that imperiled the planet because we had to drive the two blocks to buy lottery tickets.