Monday, January 21, 2008

It's not the light bulbs

Chicago Architect, the new magazine of AIA Chicago, is mostly not on line. That includes Dennis Rodkin's short piece on Doug Farr's ambitious new book Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature. I'll get to review it later in a couple of places. For now, his key message is that no amount of compact fluorescent light bulbs and Priuses will save us.
We have to think beyond the light bulb, the car and the building to the block, the neighborhood, the corridor.... If you want to green, densify.

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