Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 10:49 AM
Subject: The local news
In the latest issue of the EVANSTON Roundtable-1. A poll of condo owners reveals some things are most pleasant and others annoying. Such as not enough clothing stores for people out of college, no department stores, not enough food stores, too many condos and highrises and too many beggars and homeless people on the streets. Now that is a good list. In the post peak oil era EVANSTON is better prepared than most places because there are groups advocating relocalisation and organic food AND good public transit. I do agree the Northwestern students are not a model for city planning. I think their generation is mostly too tech oriented and not grounded in the old ways of doing things. Some seem very aware of peak oil whilst the rest enjoy their ipods. Some Chicago burbs have zero public transportation except for commuters. Many have SOME buses running but not covering the whole town. A few have really good transit services. I do consider myself lucky to be here and not drive because if gas became very scarce or costly enough to make a commute nightmarish, I would be SCREWED.