JUS 444 - Week 14 Notes
JUS 444 - Week 14 Notes JUS 444
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Date Created: 11/20/15
JUS 444 Week 14:1 Environmental Justice: Water and Energy o 17,000 sq. miles = greater phoenix o Water pumped 300 miles uphill (35% of water supply) o CAP: 1.5 million acre feet to Pima, Pinal and Maricopa CAGRD AWS rules every 10 years for 100 years (assessment for how much water is available in Arizona) How to realistically plan for the drought-filled future, when plans are based on a relatively wet-past? Using energy to move water: NGS o Navajo Generation Station Owned by SRP 2,250 MW Coal from black mesa Hiring (86%) Scrubbers for some particulate matter Still emits 18 million tons of CO2/year Growth dictating energy use o Energy also dictates growth o Mantra of growth: increasing tax base for more spending o Resist regulations that control sprawl, growth, and rate of growth o “Sprawl as heritage” (57) o Developers create growth, not respond to it Social/economic costs/benefits of sprawl o Costs? Economic opportunity, but for who? Household income expenses are cheap, but transportation is expensive Limited transportation options Environmental disruption – constantly tarring down communities for roads o Benefits? Economic opportunity Privacy Property investment o Is this level of growth sustainable? For how many? For how many? To what standards? Need to keep transportation costs low, household income needs to be high to invest in housing, increase economic opportunity without compromising regulations CH 3: The battle for downtown o Ross’ major points in this chapter? o Why are downtown areas seen as a critical place for sustainable future? Make the turn from turning a downtown from offices and no people to a place where people want to be o Master-planned exurban community vs. mixed-use and mixed-income downtown cores What are the assumptions about each method of settlement? What values are embedded in each? How sustainable is each method? o Urbanism as a critical category Jane Jacobs: 1916-2006 Death and life of Great American Cities (1961) o Fleeing cities to live by themselves in the suburbs o Isolation and destructive o Zoning laws too restrictive o Advocate for mixed-use, mixed-income development o Planning in Phoenix Urban Village Model: (1979) Work, shop, and recreate, but no employment o Downtown voices Coalition How to protect historic places Affordable housing o Governance of the green city Sustainable Community Economy Environment
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