Tuesday 19 February 2008

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.

~Bill Vaughn


  1. I'm so sick everytime I see a new building going up in the name of progress.

  2. Hi everyone,

    I live in Toronto and the city is changing right before my eyes. But it seems that most of the new buildings are condominiums for the wealthy. Everywhere I go I see new towers of glass and steel rising.
    Where will it end, I wonder?

  3. In my area much of the affordable housing is being torn down and multi-million $ homes are being built in their place.

    It's called the worship of Continued Economic Growth. For that growth to continue the expansion must continue.

  4. Hey everyone. Yeah, it's sickening, the Continued Economic Growth monster, isn't it. Eats up land and resources and all for what? I live in one of the poorest suburbs of Melbourne, and there are new houses going up everywhere because houses are so expensive here now that people are having to resort to living in places like this suburb. It's pretty scary stuff.

  5. Its a great quote and pretty true of so many areas of our life if you think about it.

  6. Agreed, Andi and Stu. Sums up the chomp chomp expand expand expand mindset very well, doesn't it :)

  7. That's the truth!
    But hey, I live on a street appropriately named "Marina Overlook" and they had to clear this lot to build this house many moons ago. As much as it sickens me to see continued development, I can't get too rowdy on it or I would have to go live in a tree somewhere.

  8. It's the method in which it's done which pisses me off, E. Giant companies with giant earthmoving equipment on giant schedules to build 300 houses a minute, and so they can't build sustainably and leave as many trees behind as they can - no, they've gotta clear each lot out because it suits their time schedules and their bottom line.

    That's what pisses me off (apart from the fact that suburbia is as boring as batshit :)


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