Patrick Condon’s Rule 5 for sustainable communities: Provide a diversity of housing types
Sixth of Eight Excerpts
“In both the United States and Canada, buildings generate a larger share of GHG consequences than any other sector — larger than the transportation sector, larger than the industrial sector,” writes Patrick Condon in his latest book, Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World.
“Residential land uses typically consume between 70 and 85 per cent of all developed North American metropolitan lands. How these lands are utilized and configured is likely the most crucial physical factor for determining the social, economic and social sustainability of the region. Current policies have worked at cross purposes with basic social, economic and ecological sustainability goals.”
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Posted October 2010