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Did I Miss the Future?

To heck with the current range of Stimulus Spending programs, this video plans out the future we were promised but never received.

The only part of the whole vision we truly received was this:

the shape of our cities will change as expanded highway transportation decentralizes our population centers into vast urban areas

This Disney cartoon from the 50’s exemplifies the role of oil and transportation in a world that simply cannot exist. It goes for just under 9 minutes, but there are plenty of ideas that our governments could use for the next round of stimulus spending. By the way, Canada, it looks like the US has got the jump on us on that one again.

HT: Discovering Urbanism

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.