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The State-City

 
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jabailo



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Location: Kent (East Hill), WA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: The State-City Reply with quote

Today there are debates about urbism, versus ruralism. Density versus sparsity. Mass transit and fixed guide systems versus personal transit and autopilot cars. Electric cars plugged into a "smart grid" versus self generated hydrogen "off-grid".

These arguments cut to the very core of our divided society.

I wonder if a new model that mashes up all these things could bring a new and better whole. I call this model the State-City (the opposite of the City-State). So what we have here is a urbism -- but one which does not have a single dense core. It is a place where the density might be 3 story apartments surrounded by a national forest.

It is a rail system that is high speed. Where I commute at 300 mph from a 2 acre producer-consumer agrarian no-mortage homestead to a communiplex on Mount Rainer, where business people meet to do deals and learn.
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