utnereader:

Little boxes on the hillside? Sprawl Hits A Dead End

Honestly, this has been a long time coming and UTNE is a little late on this matter. Look up all the TEDtalks, books and articles written on this topic. Suburbia is unsustainable and as oil becomes more scarce car culture will become too expensive for the majority of Americans, even as we see now. Cities are better for the global environment and better for humans as a social environment. There have been studies proving how suburbia causes residents more anxiety and depression than country or urban living. And I’m not saying we all have to move to New York or San Francisco, small urban-like towns are ideal as well. We need tight-nit walkable areas that connect main street (shopping/dining/entertainment), businesses, schools and homes. And the great part is we don’t need to develop any more new places, we can retrofit the crumbling and decaying housing and mall developments across this country as new urban developments. I’m excited to see where suburbia goes in this next few years because I don’t think it’ll be in the same path as it has been for the past half a century.
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    Looking forward to a generation of urban, upper-middle class professionals supporting the under-skilled, under-educated...
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    FUCK URBAN SPRAWL
  6. neblina reblogged this from utnereader and added:
    Honestly, this has been a long time coming and UTNE is a little late on this matter. Look up all the TEDtalks, books and...
  7. thuha-ha-ha reblogged this from utnereader and added:
    Pfft, I wouldn’t mind living in these pretty little boxes. ;)
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