While doing some remodeling I had the opportunity to think a lot about Domestic Affairs of the United States. What sparked the idea was the instant sense of comfort and community that I was able to experience as I started meeting some of my soon to be new neighbors in the elevator and the lobby. They were people from all over the place and a wide range of demographics, and the only thing that everyone had it common was the place that we lived. Yet it was enough to create a tremendous comfort.
WITHOUT mentioning anything foreign including wars and what not, what can be done to improve things for Americans in America? What can be done so people can come together in pride because they share the location of residency? What can we as planners do to encourage this with development in our own municipalities?