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One of Indy’s biggest problems is sprawl. So what can we do about it?

Food for thought in this talk–which do you think we could most quickly implement here?

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4 responses to “WTH: More Food for Thought”

  1. basil berchekas jr says:

    Unfortunately there’s nothing one can do quickly to reduce urban sprawl. Over the longer range, putting real money into public transit with improved hours and rapid rail transit with “transit oriented development” planning around the rapid transit stops would concentrate future development in a cost effective way around public transit versus around acres of sterile parking lots. Also, the city should require, or provide incentives for parking garages in developed areas, discouraging more acres of parking lots. Surrounding counties and suburban cities should also agree to link to any rapid transit system based in Indianapolis, and also encourage parking garages over lots in their “green grass” jurisdictions. Just a little food for thought, not enough to have a meal on, though!

  2. Eric says:

    Here’s some more food for thought, from a “value creative” POV:

    http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Urbanization/How_to_make_a_city_great?cid=cities-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1309

    try it out … the fundamentals are solid, thought the politics may be not.

  3. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    Was really enjoying this, but it keeps stopping at about the 3:30 mark. Up to that point, makes a lot of good points.

  4. Eric says:

    The basic issues are:

    A. Is it sustainable (by historical standards)?
    B. Is it efficient (at present)?
    C. Can it be affirmed (into the future)?

    A, being effective; B being worthwhile; and C being purposeful…

    NOW we get to the SIMPLICITY as the RESOLUTION (RESULT) of the COMPLEXITY; in lieu of starting simplistically and merely hoping for the best.

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