Just wanted to introduce myself- I'm an artist and suburban rust belt victim (haha) living in Austin TX- I work in Renewable/Clean Energy, primarily solar PV, and am an advocate for green/efficient development. Always happy to answer any questions.
I am looking for sprawl-mutating ideas, and some humor!
So- How to make a cul-de-sac heavy development more liveable? And I don't mean "livable" as in "quicker drive to the Big Box"....I want to see others' ideas, and I have some to share.
Austin does a great job in some areas, while disregarding most of the city, abandoning it to endless big box stores and chintzy track homes. How sad when the only walkable neighborhoods are (economically) reserved for the wealthy. (who then complain about heavy traffic in their neighborhood, as if its not all related......)
A common complaint I am sure : )