Human nature is for people to want their space, to want to spread out, to not want to be packed closely together.<quoted text> Let's look at some facts and throw out the colorful rhetoric. "Overall Sprawl Index Score
th most sprawling of 83 metro areas measured
A lower score on the index indicates a greater degree of sprawl
The average score for all
metros ranked is 100. A lower score indicate
s below average conditions among these 83
U.S. metro areas: for example, less compact housing, a poorer mix of homes and jobs,
poor street connectivity, or weaker than average town centers."( http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/w... ) Look at the example of Mizner Park . "The mixed-use Mizner Park town center demonstrates how suburban communities can create vital downtowns by redeveloping abandoned shopping centers. In Boca Raton, Florida, redeveloping the underused Boca Raton Mall into a community center removed a blighted property and helped revitalize the surrounding community." http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/case/mizner.ht...
Abandoned shopping centers should be bulldozed.