What I've seen after spending years with environmental action is a huge gap between thinking and doing. Meaning, people do not do what they think. Often- too- thinking, even if you are following a great plan, leads to a doing which is not exacly what was planned from the beginning. Word here is process, and they are in a continuous change- if they even exists.
Me intresested in environmental planning and buildings would like to use a good example of thinking- doing process in the planning of building new housing areas. In pictures and plans and in the architects minds those areas would be the nicest and most environmental friendly one have ever seen. But what then happen in the reality is that it was not planned from people but from pens.
Things which are often wrong when translate from paper to reality;
- Distances are longer
- People do not just gather because there is an ”open area”
- Cars are more
- Bad weather is a phenomena which occur quite often
- People do not just take the tram if the tram is ”close”
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