Popular blogger explains why smart cities are not a good idea
‘What’s so bad about 15-minute cities?’ is the refrain we hear a million times a minute in the MSM and from their many and various acolytes and disciples, to which I have two responses:
Number one: nothing if it was 1950. In 1950 the year my dad was born, most people, except the exceptionally wealthy, pretty much lived in them anyway.
My dad’s case was fairly typical. Born into a lower-middle-class family in a suburb on the outskirts of London, his parents didn’t have a car, nobody he knew did, and everyone walked or cycled everywhere. The local shops were about a mile away, but there wasn’t a bus, so my grandmother walked there and back every day because prior to the wide availability of fridges, fresh food quickly went off and so had to be purchased daily…