Saturday, November 22, 2014
These Baby Boomer, "New Urbanist" Architects Hate the Marin Suburban Lifestyle (aka "sprawl")
These self styled elitist advocates of "New Urbanism" hate the typical Marin Suburban lifestyle. If you live in Novato, Marinwood, Terra Linda, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Strawberry, Tam or Sausalito, within 1/2 mile of the 101, your neighborhood could be targeted for redevelopment into a "sustainable community" of condominiums, public housing, bike paths and trolley cars.
The first speaker is noted "New Urbanist" Peter Calthorpe of UC Berkeley and www.calthorpe.com. He lives in an exclusive estate in Berkeley Hills far removed from the urban environment he says is better for humanity. Wouldn't he prefer living close to the Ashby Bart Station? He also was a consultant on the first proposal for Marinwood City at Silvera Ranch for 6000 homes in the 1990s. Susan Adams won her Supervisor seat campaigning against this development with the slogan "Cows not Condos" but signs praises for Plan Bay Area,