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    I'm New! Mutating existing sprawl and green energy

    Hello
    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 : )

    BYE
    Stacey
    :"false pretences"

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    Cyburbian hilldweller's avatar
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    Welcome from South Florida, where I can certainly relate to your complaints about endless big-boxes and chinzy tract homes.

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    Welcome to Cyburbia. Just keep on posting.

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    Cyburbian Emeritus Bear Up North's avatar
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    Welcome from NW Ohio.

    Here in the "rust belt" we have solved the sprawl issue with a simple "no growth" policy. Everybody moved away.

    A little bit of humor there......but the reality is, sprawl in a city of 310,000 in the south or west would be rapidly increasing. Toledo, and many places like Toledo, have a few spots of sprawl, and that is it.

    We look forward to your posts.

    Bear

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    Welcome from downeast Maine!

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    Cyburbian Brocktoon's avatar
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    Greetings from a North American capital city whose hockey team is not in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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