Category Archives: sustainable population

Each hectare in the world can only support so many people. We must recover as much land lost to desert, etc. as we can.

Infrastructure 2. Modes of Access.

Once the locations of possible settlements have been identified, the next step is to determine the best modes of access and the routes that they should follow. In this post, I hope to make the case that, for remote communities, … Continue reading

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Infrastructure 1. Remote Settlements.

Bill McKibben, in his book “Eaarth”, makes the point that in a world where conservation of water, power and arable land is of prime importance, the most efficient and economical form of settlement is one of modest size and as … Continue reading

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A Roadmap For This Discussion.

After reading Bill McKibben’s book “Eaarth”, I reviewed the ideas that I wanted to present and came to the conclusion that I was basically on the right track.  However, I saw some great opportunities to extend them, not so much … Continue reading

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Just Keeping Things Moving Along.

The various posts to this blog are based on sections of a discussion paper I had written.  I would have expected to have more material posted by this time.  However, I have been totally seduced by a book I have … Continue reading

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Land Usage Mapping.

1. CREATING LAND USE PROFILES. If we are going to produce a map showing all of the potential land usages in a given area, we must first create, for each type of land use, a set of parameters, such as … Continue reading

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