The End Of The Suburban Dream?

It is time to realize that the 1950s dream of suburbia is over. The integration of shopping and homes with public transit is critical for reviving our cities.

"Barry Wellar, a geography professor and urban planner, says Ottawa's future lies in abandoning suburban sprawl in favour of intense urban development...For decades, he says, city planners abandoned creativity and chose the path of least resistance: paving cheap agricultural land with rows of boring, unimaginative single-family homes to fulfil the suburban dream...it is critical that intensification be extended to suburban areas so that people who live there, but want to downgrade to apartments, condos, or garden homes, can do so without moving downtown."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: 'Intensification' vs. rural needs

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