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Cape Town to become 1st major city to run out of water

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Jan 21, 2018.

  1. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

  2. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Let me go back far enough in time, I can prove that every city in the world is growing at an infinite-percentage rate.
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't know that Las Vegas officials are paying residents to rip up their front yards. I've always wanted a worry-free desert yard. Even in Indiana.
    I Should Coco, Huggy and YankeeFan like this.
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    New *lengthy* message from the premier of the Western Cape on preparations.

    From the Inside: The Countdown to Day Zero | Daily Maverick

    I'm looking forward to learning about the skottel en waslap method...

  6. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Pics or GTFO.
  7. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Plano proves that point ;)
    doctorquant likes this.
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I hope that's not the shower and buttslap Nittany Lion method.
  9. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Waslap ... slap ... slapping sound.
  10. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    Urban planning has always fascinated me. I've thought about going back to study it.
  11. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The cost of desalination is steep. But if that’s the final option remaining before people die, it’s a cost that has to be paid.
  12. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    I didn't like it, but it might have been my program. I specialized in design (I wanted to be an architect but couldn't draw well enough) and really loved that aspect of things. But the bureaucracy of planning, and the imperfection of it—so much of a city is built on compromise—was incredibly tedious, and I don't think I'm enough of a team player to function well in that kind of environment. It also requires a long-game kind of brain. Something like the failure in Cape Town: It can be challenging to work on something that you might not live to see pay off. Like, thank God that Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted thought Central Park was a good idea, but it's not like they got to see it the way it is today.

    I will say: There were 25 students in my Masters program, and 24 of them work today in some aspect of city building, from writing building codes to building skyscrapers. It was a pretty direct path to a good job.
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