[Noisebridge-discuss] Bay Area Renter's Federation @ Noisebridge

Winston Wolff winstonw at stratolab.com
Wed Nov 4 18:19:04 UTC 2015


I am happy to be packed into a city. It's the density of urban environments that enables efficient transportation (i.e. I don't own a car), lots of people walking about and the critical mass to support the things cities offer (I like restaurants, I used to go see music before I had kids).

Not everybody likes cities so we also have suburbs. It seems like a good arrangement to me—everybody can pick the environment they like to live in (assuming they can afford it.)

—Winston


Winston Wolff
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> On Nov 4, 2015, at 10:12 AM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On 11/4/15, Winston Wolff <winstonw at stratolab.com> wrote:
>> Regarding the housing crisis, this article was illuminating on our
>> government's analysis of the problem is:
>> 
>> 	https://medium.com/@Scott_Wiener/want-to-know-why-the-bay-area-has-a-housing-crisis-read-this-map-b4d7a56d12f1
>> 
>> Summary: bay area's regional transportation commission (MTA) estimates 660K
>> hosing units will be needed by 2040. To meet that demand, the entire region
>> needs to increase housing. Presented is a map of all the cities and when
>> they are expected to reach that goal. SF is forecast to reach that goal in
>> 2039 (1 year early). San Jose in 2041 (1 year late), Palo Alto in 2069,
>> Oakland in 2173 (133 years late).
>> 
> 
> MTC gets fed grant money for sust dev. Key players in sustainable
> development.  Though they don't want you to think of it as such, we're
> paying to be packed into cities.  And when you learn about it, they'll
> tell you it's a good thing: To stop global warming and reduce/manage
> the population.
> -- 
> Garrett
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