| We all have our gardens on our property. We all bike or walk to different businesses in our neighborhood instead of driving to Target.
We won't be relying on cars, things will have to be closer to where we live. We can buy in our neighborhoods. Local store owners open back up again and we'll have communities again.
Collecting water in cisterns, every drop that falls on the house. Using it several times before it escapes into the outdoor planting beds.
Horses ... wonderful creatures to work with. [We'll rebuild] the relationships with our animals that we used to have.
A legitimate subway system that goes at least from downtown to the beach and hopefully a lot more expansive than that. Some neighborhoods where cars aren't allowed, period. Pedestrian friendly, bike friendly. High speed trains up the coast.
Community bread ovens and that sort of thing. Large scale projects-oriented spaces for each block or each neighborhood. Foster the climate of tactile expertise.
Tool libraries where you can take the thing out for the day. Access to all these resources without having to have ownership of them.
More barter in trading for things.
I can grow 300 yes 300 lettuce in a space 18x18 inches!
The city is QUIET. You can hear your neighbor whistling as he hoes his vegetable garden, or hear the soft sounds a chicken makes. We look back on the noise (airplanes, leaf blowers, traffic) and the go-go-go stress as a distant ugly memory, the way that people in 2010 might look back with a sense of "ugh" at the filthy coal-burning and horrible factory conditions of the 1910s
Adults like being with children; most activities have mixed age groups. Human development knowledge belongs to everyone. Children and adults understand child development because the olders are bringing up the youngers.
Billboards-as-Energy Architecture: Los Angeles's freestanding billboards have been transformed into solar electricity-generating towers -- south-, southwest- and southeast-facing structures supporting solar-photovoltaic panels and DC-to-AC inverters that feed solar electricity into adjacent electric lines and the power grid, or perhaps fed "directly" as direct current into parked electric vehicles in adjacent lots. Other billboard structures have become aerial urban wildlife habitats of volumetric foliage, flowers, cover and food for birds and bees. ...
It is no longer less expensive to buy new stuff than to repair old stuff.
Sepulveda has NO huge stores -- they have been replaced with local shop owners and co-ops (food, used items, recycling of products, shared tools, repair shops, sewing shops).
Music and the arts will be performed live (no canned music)
college/university programs & departments are no longer afraid to pursue issues that are most pressing, without fearing lack of funds that are today channeled toward "growth"-oriented paradigms. Experts communicating with community. 2-way dialogue.
I will be able to kayak or canoe non-stop from the headwaters of the LA River to the bay, the entire distance through naturally restored waterways.
Drought-resistant landscaping, lots of community gardens, many places to meditate with guidance, more intential community, community colleges and libraries increase.
Revitalize the small communities that have been absorbed into L.A.
Focus on working in your community -- playing there, kids walk to school, etc.
Rid ourselves of central banking and debt-based currencies
Neighborhood night watch -- neighbors volunteer with whistles to raise the alarm (with often comical results)
Co-housing; gardens on all empty lots;
gangs being trained by unions for green construction/reconstruction;
aspalt = white and water-absorbent -- collects rainwater;
all waste composted or sent to farms for fertilizer
all water becomes gray water -- reused
no plastic stuff -- collect what we have, keep reusing it, recycling it using renewable energy
People working remotely from home and homeschooling / get an education through online schooling
fewer people & thinner people
distributed water storage/collection
distributed energy generation
reprocessing of resources, including water, metals, lll
many gardens & farms
repair shops, local production facilities
Religions experience a renaissance -- actually support and eliven communities.
Indoor/outdoor life with "small as the new big": small indoor spaces & lots of time outdoors.
Living in eco-village ... there are no cars anymore, cars are outside the core area where I live and work ... I can walk or bike. There's no more noise ... the inner streets are turned into farms ...
Around the rapid transit stations ... there's concentration of population instead of sprawl and you can get a bus every 5 to 8 minutes ... there's another coming along
In the South Bay there are solar farms taking the place of Chevron tank farms and refineries
Highways are multiple use with public transportation and growing food. You get off a train or bus and there's an orange tree. You can pick a strawberry right there
Lots more horses, less concrete
Biking paths, walking paths
Less backyard swimming pools
Intergenerational entertainment at night, stories outreach to children. the separation is gone
Return of the zepplin (the blimp)
In Santa Monica, a community-owned wind farm coming off the ocean
No more food deserts in L.A. ... farmers markets and CSAs
Golf courses turned into vegetable gardens
Communal living instead of in our own separate homes. That would create a lot of extra lots ... fences come out as well
The hills return to native, drought resistant habitat, welcoming the deer and coyotes back
Cleaner, clearer water systems
More foot paths. neighborhoods where you walk to stores.
Shared bike systems
Working out in the garden while it is cool to grow my food. when it is too hot outside, come in for siesta. wake up later and return to work and entertainment
Wasteland into farming land
No parking lots
More restaruants I can walk to [serving local food]
Employment chosen rather than of someone elses choosing [because of profit]
[doing so many things, thus] no unemployment
Retrofitting places to be areas of community pr exchanging goods or performing arts. retrofitting spaces for people to go to for exchange
The "greater than human" community is considered. going back to Native American system of government which included speakers for the land and the water and animals and future generations.
Sleeping under the stars
SEEING the stars!
Celebration of diversity
Multigenerational housing, where children and elders are helping each other
More live instruments, people playing music, live entertainment
More trees and forested areas, a million trees planted in downtown L.A.
Growing arbors over our walkways [for heat/shading]
Horse sharing, you can borrow horses. bicycles of various kinds doing hauling.
We can see the Milky Way at night.