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UC BerkeleyPlacesTitleBuilding Community across the Rural-to-Urban Transect [The Transect]Permalinkhttps://escholarship.org/uc/item/1zt6g0srJournalPlaces, 18(1)ISSN0731-0455AuthorsBohl, Charles CPlater-Zyberk, ElizabethPublication Date2006-08-01 Peer reviewedeScholarship.orgPowered by the California Digital LibraryUniversity of California 4 Eighty percent of everything ever built in America has been built in the last fifty years, and most of it is depressing, brutal, ugly, unhealthy and spiritually degrading.— James Howard Kunstler, The Geography of Nowhere1In 2030, about half of the buildings in which Ameri-cans live, work and shop will have been built after 2000. While these projections may seem overwhelming, they also demonstrate that nearly half of what will be the built environment in 2030 doesn’t even exist yet, giving the current generation a vital opportunity to reshape future development.— Arthur C. Nelson, Toward a New Metropolis: The Opportunity to Rebuild America2The 80 per...