Monday, December 07, 2009

Some brew

It's not beating a dead horse to expand on yesterday's post re Prof. Frank's huge "if". The horse is not dead and the consequences are not pretty. New Urban News includes this item re $1.5 billion in stimulus money to promote "liveable communities" (H/T Alan Pisarski).

The spenders have no clue on whether or not real people want to live in what experts decree is "liveable". The built environment is hugely complex. Jane Jacobs had some things to say about the ability of planners to get this right.

It appears that in the name of "stimulus", anything goes. And in the name of "green", anything goes. What a brew.