[permaculture] Planning Department encourages infill, offers tiny-house p...

lbsaltzman at aol.com lbsaltzman at aol.com
Wed Jul 1 10:56:40 EDT 2009

We need both more gardens and places for people to live. It is a question of balancing the two needs. In fill has the advantage of not gobbling farmland.? But like anything else the concept of in fill can be misused.

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From: Marimike6 at cs.com
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Sent: Wed, Jul 1, 2009 6:55 am
Subject: Re: [permaculture] Planning Department encourages infill, offers tiny-house p...

Larry, are we now recommending that people dig up their back yards and 
plant more houses? Or was your article meant to be tongue in cheek?

In the Raleigh area we're having a lot of people recommending more "infill" 
now. Every pocket park and bit of greenery is being eyed as a venue for 
more housing units. Quality of life is going down month by month as we switch 
over from trees to concrete.

I agree there's a problem at the edges. Farms are being gobbled up 
wholesale for conversion to instant super-developments, centered around a lake, 
clubhouse and shopping center. Thousand of units, all made of ticky tacky, and 
new families to fill them.

What we really need is more birth control. The thought that the residents 
of San Luis Obispo should do their patriotic duty and build an extra story 
onto their house, or apartments in their back yards, so they can help house 
all the new people being churned out, is kind of scary.

Mike Elvin
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