Saturday, September 3, 2011

swimming upstream, continued

Spent 30 minutes this morning playing football in Riviera Park in Coral Gables, a great community resource within walking distance of our temporary digs [not pictured; photo at left is from Parc La Villette, 2008... note the Tschumi Red Nerf ball, architecture nerds!]

Anyway, the whole time we were there, a woman in a parked BMW carried on a conversation on her cell phone, while the car's engine was still running. Why would she keep the engine running in a parked car? Presumably to keep the air conditioning flowing. But here's the kicker: the car was a convertible, and the top was down. So, to recap: parked car, engine running, a/c on, no roof.

Fostering sustainability in Miami is going to be a long, difficult process.

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