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^ OK, right. Now, consider...this kind of relates to the point I'm making two upthread. How are these millennium gen grads going to be able to visit their grandparents at Otterbein? When you graduate from college with a degree, and $70,000+ in student loans, and the only job you can find is part time paying $10. per hour...your budget doesn't leave room for a car and car payments (not to mention maintenance, insurance...). Somehow we've got to get rid of this myth that everybody has access to a car and we design everything around that assumption.
Having been advertised to our whole lives, we millennials have highly sensitive BS meters, and we’re not easily impressed with consumerism or performances.In fact, I would argue that church-as-performance is just one more thing driving us away from the church, and evangelicalism in particular.Many of us, myself included, are finding ourselves increasingly drawn to high church traditions – Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church, etc. – precisely because the ancient forms of liturgy seem so unpretentious, so unconcerned with being “cool,” and we find that refreshingly authentic.What millennials really want from the church is not a change in style but a change in substance.
"Stuff" is not so necessary anymore. Because of that, there will be less demand for "stuff". Once 3-D printing becomes viable, forget the need to buy "stuff" from stores anymore. Forget the malls and big-box stores. All anyone will want to do is order more raw material for their 3-D printers online.
Quote from: OHKID on April 13, 2014, 08:01:22 AM"Stuff" is not so necessary anymore. Because of that, there will be less demand for "stuff". Once 3-D printing becomes viable, forget the need to buy "stuff" from stores anymore. Forget the malls and big-box stores. All anyone will want to do is order more raw material for their 3-D printers online.People can also grow their own food but most still don't. That's like saying that the reason pot is/was illegal is that you can grow it yourself and the government and businesses wouldn't get a cut. But most people where it's legal buy it from a dispensary rather than grow it.
OHKID ... I am trying to digest your post a relate it to the development announced by Otterbein.If people are desiring to move to a more urban environment, why would they move to a large development in the middle of the country where there is no transportation to anywhere other than by car. As one poster related, the Warren County Transit is only a few small gas powered buses which don't even run on an established schedule. They are nothing more than a public taxi service to primarily assist elderly people. I see nothing in this development which is going to materially change that. There is no base to build off of.And those 4,500 residential units, how many people does that relate to? Let's discount kids, but if they are planning soccer and baseball fields they must be planning on kids. Buts lets just say 2 persons to a unit, that is a fair sized city of 9,000. Where are these people going to work? I didn't see anything suggesting a sufficient number of jobs to be created right in the development. So that tells me we are talking a car oriented environment having to drive some distance for employment.Pardon my pessimism, but I just see a suburban sprawl situation talking advantage of some salable land plopped down in an environment worse than most when it comes to such things as water supply, sewer, all the necessary infrastruture and being disguised as some kind of new urban living when there is nothing urban about it.
There's no job access without an automobile.
QuoteThere's no job access without an automobile.But aren't we talking about a retirement community?Yes, retirees may get out of the community sometimes, and the community still needs workers and supplies, and visits from family, but isn't the whole point of a retirement community to be self-contained? That is, most of the residents won't leave the community most days?