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June 13, 2008


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More realistically because of the sunk cost of suburbs, higher gas prices will just increase the trend toward working from home, telecommuting etc. No urban pulse, but on the bright side more potential blog commentators.

Chad Emerson

Great post, Dan.

This spring, I taught a Smart Growth Law Seminar at JSL. The students prepared papers that outlined various regulatory/legal responses to mitigate the effects of Peak Oil and the like.

At the beginning of the semester, most of the students were not even aware of the fundamental issues leading to these increased energy costs. However, by the end, I believe they realized that these increased costs are not simply part of a cycle but, instead, a permanent correction primarily driven by supply/demand/scarcity issues.

I'm blogging about many of these topics at Daily Sprawl (

Again, your post was spot on!


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