Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wildland-Urban Interface

Earlier this week 19 firefighters were killed trying to protect the real estate of people who decided they could build McMansions in the wilderness. Boy am I mad. In today's Washington Post there was a column by a firefighter and geography professor who said, "no one should die to save a house." I agree with her. Why should anyone sacrifice to save a few houses that were selfishly, expensively, unsustainability plopped down in the wilderness?

Here in civilization we do things a little bit differently. We are working on solutions that combine quality, dense housing with urban/natural landscapes.  In the process we are rehabilitating huge tracts of land that were abused in the making of our cities. We are working to provide a just environment where everyone has access to resources like housing, nature, healthcare, and the rights.

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