Housing Bubble, credit bubble, public planning, land use, zoning and transportation in the exurban environment. Specific criticism of smart growth, neotradtional, forms based, new urbanism and other top down planner schemes to increase urban extent and density. Ventura County, California specific examples.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Let there be light
It isn't coming, it is here. The massive switch worldwide from incandesants to LEDs is going to change things in many wonderful ways. In an unusual twist not seen since public water and sewer it will be the poorest that benefit most. Villages in the third world will have extra hours to perform work that raises their standards of living. When not working; reading/learning. Great news. What about we first world slobs? Well since we waste so much lighting the night for no good reason and many bad reasons at least we won't be weasting as much energy while doing it. Hopefully the switch will include smart sensors so that the evils of light pollution can be likewise diminished.
And since it often confuses me click this reference page discussing lumens, watts and such.