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News - May 4, 2012

"We are constructing cities for an economy that no longer exists"

by Daniel DeBolt

The architect said to be responsible for the success of downtown Mountain View gave a passionate talk Monday night. Michael Freedman made an economic argument for a "vital city centers," transit-oriented growth and higher density development.

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Posted by no social engineering, a resident of another community
on May 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I wonder where Freedman lives.

I wonder if those millenials will still want to live in dense transit-oriented housing and consider car travel "almost criminal" when they're married with a couple of kids.

I wonder if the Google and Facebook billionaires/millionaires will choose to buy a condo near the RR station or a 10,000+ square foot house with a 3-car garage on an acre lot.

We are destroying our communities because of guys like Freedman.

Posted by James, a resident of Whisman Station
on May 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

James is a registered user.

I agree, once you have kids you long for a house in the country with a big backyard. I think telecommuting should be future.

Posted by leigh, a resident of Monta Loma
on May 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

frankly I think think short range mass transit is kind of dumb. Far too time consuming. And I say this from experience. Some days I took half the day going somewhere on bus that would take a mere hour if I called friends for a ride. I ride a motor bike now.

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