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    • thorgalle
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Interesting to read this while touring the US, and seeing great examples of single-family housing zones myself!

      In terms of car dependence and walkability, faster electric bikes & scooters also open up a new avenue in the middle to live a little further from a downtown area while minimizing the negative effects of car transportation.

    • L-A1 year ago

      We really have made it almost a right to park as opposed to a right to housing. Cars have much more protection than people do.

      All of these: the parking lots, the dead space, the vacant spaces. Those are the opportunities for the suburbs to finally address really urgent challenges of equity, climate change, and health.

      • Karenz
        Top reader this weekScribe
        3 months ago

        Really enjoyed this article. Love how we humans find ways of adapting.

    • Pegeen
      Top reader this weekScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Very interesting article. Solutions to our ever changing world.

    • seatosky3 months ago

      Canadian suburbs could also learn some lessons. I see City planning departments following dates urban design approaches to expanding existing suburbs, making them totally car dependent, building new shopping malls, big box stores, consuming valuable land for car parks, not thinking through the implications of climate change, smaller households, conservation of resources. My suggestion is this book should be required reading by all planning departments and the elected officials of local municipalities.