Not Easy, But Worth It

Sightline has a post up on land use patterns and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that makes my day cause it saves me the trouble of writing the same piece.   Some argue that restructuring our built environment to be more compact and location efficient is not a practical strategy for cutting GHGs because it is expensive and will take too long, not to mention being counter to the mythical American way of life.  Clark lists five reasons not to buy that argument, and concludes:

In the end, then, I see the fatalistic view of land use—essentially, that changing land use is just too hard—as not merely unhelpful, but unethical. Rather than bemoan how hard it is to make progress, I’d rather buckle down and get to work.

Yes, unethical:  it needs to be said again and again.