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Monday, February 9, 2009

That's My World: Continuing Growth or Not



The continuing growth in the triangle area of NC where I live gets to me sometimes. When I think they can't develop an over developed area any more, down goes another strip of trees and more building. However, my reaction at this point is mixed because like many other places unemployment is starting to rise. Therefore as much as I hate the loss of green areas, I'm also aware that with no development even more jobs will be lost.



I do hope we don't lose all the green and natural areas that make my world worth living in. There has to be some kind of balance. Otherwise, people won't want to live here and that will mean less jobs too. I guess it's sort of a catch 22 situation.

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26 comments:

Guy D said...

Nice to see contruction sites during these times, great pics.

Have a great week.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Louise said...

I hate it when open spaces are turned into housing or whatever. I have only lived here 6 years and moved into almost nothingness. Now so much has grown up around us. But it is life, and we sort of adjust. We just have to go somewhere to see some openness.

Reader Wil said...

It's always a dilemma: building and development on one side or green areas on the other side. I hate towns. I am glad I live in a village, but even here there are going to be built higher blocks of flats, beautiful on the inside, ugly on the outside.

Sylvia K said...

I see this everywhere and it's sad, but as you say, we need this construction right now, but I do hate to lose the green! Great photos! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

WillThink4Wine said...

The new home construction going up where I live has nary a single tree on the lots. It's not a place I would care to live.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I know just how you feel, unfortunately. So many beautiful areas around Toronto are turning into housing developments and malls.

ewok1993 said...

You raised the same concerns as I do whenever I see patches of green disappear in favor of concrete.

Have a good week.

Mojo said...

If that's where it looks like it is, there's not a whole lot of green space left there anyway. (Looks like Six Forks at I-440 in the second shot, not sure how close the first one is to that though.)

Go further north on Six Forks though and I can well remember when "civilization" stopped very abruptly just south of Sawmill Road. Virtually everything north of there was undeveloped other than a few houses and subdivisions. Certainly nothing like the end-to-end commercial district it is now.

Still, Raleigh's done a better job of keeping some green in the mix -- even downtown -- than a lot of urban centers have. I hope that's always part of the plan.

antigoni said...

Is what people say that humans' needs destroy the nature. But what else we can do? Put flowers in the gardens and on balconies.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

i agree with your sentiment regarding...but, some times i feel like enough is enough with building out areas.
enjoyed your post and photos.

imac said...

It all goes round and round, eh.
One wonders where its all going to end?

SandyCarlson said...

I feel as you do. I wish there were green ways to grow the economy.

fishing guy said...

Carver: I agree, all concrete is not any good. You need the green areas.

starnitesky said...

I agree it is very important to have green areas as well.

Janie said...

We have the same catch 22 in Utah. Development usually means oil wells here, and that often means loss of natural beauty on federal lands. On the other hand, without oil development, many jobs would be lost. So, I, too, am hoping for a reasonable balance.

Indrani said...

I too feel worried when I see ourselves sacrificing nature in the name of progress and modernization! I did rather have my old world!

Susie of Arabia said...

I'm afraid there is growth like this everywhere. The boom here is unbelievable. I sympathize with you. I prefer nature too.

Wren said...

I wish it was easier to put people to work maintaining parks, or repairing bridges, or teaching, or any of the many other things that we would like so much better than new construction.

Grammy said...

Progress is makeing its way here to the lake area too. I enjoyed your world.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I understand your concerns, it's always sad to see green area's lost

Lew said...

The growth in the triangle area is amazing! I think that it will now slow greatly for a few years - there is too much empty housing and office space.

GrandmaKathleen said...

It is happening to many rural areas here as well, however fortunately I live near several fabulous state and city parks that have been well-maintained and kept beautiful.

Denise said...

I'm with you. I go out to all these once pristine places only to find that they are being developed. It's really sad and sometimes so-called progress doesn't seem like progress to me.

ViennaDaily said...

I see cranes around here everyday...most of the greens are now buildings! i bet the cost isnt so low too no? Enjoy the week!

maryt/theteach said...

Carver, it's my experience that these big complexes build in green spaces and things don't look as bad when they are finished. I hope that the case with the development in your area... :)

Marites said...

We have the same feeling about new constructions in our area of living. I feel worried that trees are starting to be gone but I am also conscious of the fact that developments help the economy. Sigh! If only these developers could find some way to save the trees while they develop, I'd be one happy soul.

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