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James Greyson

Aug 16, 2011


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Hi Alex, I've edited your proposal so people can learn more about it in the list of proposals, 'Co-operative business and residential space'. At the moment the proposal looks a bit like a proposal for a property development rather than a climate plan so it would be great if you could fill it out more so others can see how it works together with the CoLab's themes. There seems to be an overlap between your proposal and Ralf's 'Climate Innovation by Connected Citizens'. At the moment both proposals are attached to specific sites and the wider benefit is harder to see but if combined they could perhaps offer a valuable model that could be used anywhere with global benefits. What do you think? Shall we talk to Ralf and try to combine proposals? Best wishes James

Ralf Lippold

Aug 18, 2011


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James, Alex Thanks a lot for hint on Twitter. I'd be more than happy to work together under one common theme. Let me know what you think. Cheers, Ralf

Mike Matessa

Aug 24, 2011


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Efficient use of business and residential space makes a lot of sense. Could you expand the proposal to show how this technique could influence the global economy?

Rob Laubacher

Aug 26, 2011


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This proposal advocates addressing climate change by co-locating residential, office, and commercial space to eliminate greenhouse gas reductions associated with commuting. I'd be interested in what percentage of GHG emissions commuting accounts for. Also, how many people do you think would be willing to live in this fashion? I already live in the city, so I would be predisposed to like an arrangement like this. But I suspect there are a lot of others who wouldn't like it. How broadly do you think such an approach would be adopted? I have heard that over half the world lives in urban areas now (thought I believe suburbs are included in the definition of "urban area"). I would be interested in learning what percentage of the world's population lives like this now (live/shop/work in the same neighborhood). How might this percentage be expected to change by 2100?

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Oct 11, 2011


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