Planet earth vs. roads: The epic conflict that will define the future of the world –

L.A. Road Network

The great age of road-building is only beginning. By 2050, we will have added 15 million miles of new road to the planet — a 60 percent increase in four decades over our current total, amassed over the past 5,000 years. Nine-tenths of that network will be built in the developing world – in the basins of the Amazon and Congo Rivers, and the jungles of South Asia and Oceania.

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Welcome to my planning blog

Welcome to the Folio Design Studio blog, for all things environmental, scientific and community. Ever wonder where we get our water, how long our water supply will last, or what the State is doing to preserve its grand open space and clean air? This forum is for you if you want to share information with others about things you have learned and want to see happen in your community. Topics such as Low Impact Development, Smart Growth, Legislative Agendas, Water Conservation, Water Management, Afforestation, Farming Practices, all will be covered in one way or another. This blog is a community effort, so we welcome your ideas and information, thoughts, opinions, and campaign initiatives and events. Controversial topics are especially welcome. This blog is to present controversies and generate dialogue that can help us all reach our goals of a better, safer community. Just as a watering hole provides water and respite to animals in search of a haven, this blog will serve as a gathering place around a common resource: our minds and desire to make better communities happen.