By Brian Wheeler
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
On October 18, 2010,
Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population
Charlottesville City Council
with an update on their
Optimal Sustainable Population Size
research project, funded in part by the city and Albemarle County.
Charlottesville Tomorrow previewed this report in
an article on October 18, 2010
Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population wants the Charlottesville area to become a model for the rest of the country when it comes to planning how to live within its means. Jack Marshall, ASAP’s president, says a fundamental change in thinking could lead to a stabilized or even reduced local population. Other local leaders think the group’s approach to limiting population growth is unrealistic.
“We must, if we care about having a sustainable community for our grandchildren, we must consume less and simultaneously we must stabilize our population size or even reduce the population size of our community,” Marshall said.
ASAP’s research is available on the organization’s website at
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