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- Subject: Re: SG-W:/ Last night's Pittsfield meeting
- From: "Jeff Surfus" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 14:50:10 -0400Erica, Can you forward your impressions of the meeting to the entire smartgrowth-washtenaw list, so others can see what it was like as well? Good luck tonight. Jeff -----Original Message----- From: Erica Perry <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Cc: Mealsonwheels@provide.net <Mealsonwheels@provide.net> Date: Wednesday, June 30, 1999 12:42 PM Subject: Re: SG-W:/ Last night's Pittsfield meeting >Jeff, the developer was low profile--didn't take any questions. Slunk >around like a snake. Duany (SP?) was not hissed out, has many >interesting theories which he believes to be fact which are worth >thinking about in general. Conveys himself like an anthropologist of >urban design which he may be in the process of becoming but will not get >my vote until he loses the smirk of self satisfaction and omniscience. >He needed to wind up his sales pitch with completion and concensus which >he didn't achieve. >What was missing for me especially was a concern for environmental >issues (outside of the token herons) and current research in this arena >and THEN whether it is appropriate to develop his village and hamlets in >the area, and 2) his bottomline that consideration of traffic is beside >the point. Nonetheless, the man is bright, and I learned something from >him. I think his ethnicity has a heavy influence on his thinking, which >is good but which he does not acknowledge. He speaks about early >American towns as the archetype, not his home country which I believe he >is really thinking about. I did enjoy his ideas about constructing home >offices in homes out of which retired people and others can work >reducing costs, traffic etc. And his perhaps overemphasis on walking >and how older people need this consideration in planning is very >valuable. >After I've spouted my impressions, I have to say that I didn't attend >any other meetings besides last night's. I'd actually like to meet the >man one to one, to see if he continues to remain so arrogant or if he >can actually get into inquiry with a fellow human being. If he can't, >he will just be a trendy kind of guy rather than a guru. >More than you asked for, Jeff. Tonight our planning commission holds >its first working session on how to proceed with our moratorium on >development in Webster Twp. It will be interesting. I had a private >meeting with other APRON members and the Chair, John Kingsley, last >week, and he let down his hair rather wonderfully. Now we will see how >he does in the group. >Erica
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