Personal reflections on urbanism, urban life and sustainable urban design in Wellington, New Zealand.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Wind farms vs sprawl

This letter of mine was published in the DomPost today:

How ironic that residents of Paremata and Whitby complain about the “visual intrusion” that a wind farm would allegedly bring (June 28). Could a wind farm ever be as much of a blot on the landscape as these sprawling suburbs, with their McMansions, big-box shopping malls and hectares of roadway? The only things uglier are the motorways that they demand to support their unsustainable, land-hungry, car-dependent lifestyles.


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