Professor Kian Goah, assistant professor of urban planning at UCLA, whose expertise includes urban ecological design, spatial politics, and social mobilization in the issues of climate change and global urbanization, argued in an op-ed for The Nation that what makes the California forest fires even worse is urban planning. Its subtitle reads, “if we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.”
So, how is this blaming Jefferson? Wait for it!
Goah compared two ideas of thought: The American tradition of private property ownership and the collective property theories. She suggesting the cause of the issue is private homeownership and advocated for “more collective” cities.
She argues that public housing would put more power into the federal government as opposed to the “Jeffersonian agrarian ideal.” The “Jeffersonian agrarian ideal”, cheap energy, and individual property “have created the scorching landscapes we see today.”
Once again, Collectivism raises it hideous head