Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What Is Missing In "Green Levittown"?

The New York Times reports (with a straight face) that Levittown, NY, the archetypal post-war suburb, is now aiming to become "the nation’s first 'green' suburb."

To do this, the city is partnering with home improvement companies to help homeowners make their houses more energy efficient, add solar heating, and buy products that reduce home energy consumption.

What is missing from these plans to make Levittown a "green suburb" that is a model for the nation?

If you can't guess, take a look at the intersection of Levittown's two main shopping streets:

Maybe they're planning to paint all the asphalt green.


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