SGA communications director David Goldberg appeared on KGO in the San Francisco Bay Area last night, discussing how America is fundamentally changing in light of rising gas prices — as well as a plethora of other factors and trends all converging at the same time.
People have been coming back in [to cities] for the last few years, and developers who have been building in places that are convenient to jobs, convenient to activities that don’t require long commutes — have actually seen their products in high demand.
…We have in the past, before World War II, built lots of great communities, that accommodated families quite nicely, that had parks, that had places that you could walk to that were safe, that were well-designed, that had a mix of housing types. We’ve done this in the past, we’ve got to recover that intelligence, but we’ve got to plan for it…
image from Creative Loafing Political Party forum in May 2007.