Beware of Car-Crazy Americans
Americans and their car culture are despoiling that beautiful country at a fearsome rate...Vast suburbs...are thrown up with more regard for parking than the environment...new, large houses march inexorably across the plain...in summer these wooden houses literally vibrate with the air-conditioning machines which keep them like fridges inside, gobbling up power stations-worth of electricity. Each has a large garden, kept green by almost constant sprinklings of fresh water...[Edward] Glaeser says Scotland needs to attract the rich by building low-density housing served by big box retail parks. But do we really want to live that way?
Thanks to M. Maggio