Posted by Manuel Oliveros on November 02, 2002 at 10:03:31:
In Reply to: help me!!! posted by sr on November 01, 2002 at 21:55:17:
This is a very interesting issue, likely to gain attention in the times to come. In the past, the limited energy resources available made that villages were less exacting on the environment, since simply humans had not the means to overexploit their surroundings. Of course, the limited resources of the immediate environment also meant trade, but in any case the limited means of exploitation also operated there and then the natural, or cultivated environment was self-repairing enough as to again provide resources for the actual needs.
The concern on overpopulation and control of the population growth also are very important driving factors pushing for the issue be studied. To the known present, the response of humankind to better abilities of exploitation of the environment has been growth of the number of individuals. This may still be so for some time, and except developing starships or something unfathomable, we are deemed to regain equilibrium with the environment that at least partly with the growth of life in urban environments is happening.
In short, the issue deals on how should be the shape, layout and of course functional organization (meaning the actual built things included) as to ensure optimization of the use of the available resources, at the village, town or city levels, and of their conjoint.
Respect on how to get it, study, knowledge and proper social use of it will help to maintain the wanted equilibrium to the extent is to avail to humans. Of course, local conditions will have a say, for some locations will have some items in excess and lack of others. In all, better we plan for the future we are to legate to our brethren.
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