You contradicted yourself by setting forth your own delusions of what all Americans want and what all Americans are in love with and what the American dream is. So, you are in fact a BUREAUCRAT telling everyone how he or she should live! Do you ever even listen to yourself? Or, has the kneejerk rejection of anything coming from the Brookings Institution and the slavish devotion to the well-financed lies of the Fox News crowd prevented you from seeing your own lack of logical consistency?
I am surprised by the deep ignorance and gall that some planners have about the New Urbanism, which attempts to give everyone a choice by providing as many Transect Zones (Urban Core; Urban Center; General Urban; Sub-urban; Rural; and, Natural Zones) as possible within a single pedestrian-shed! The New Urbanism, as such, has more in common with Garden Cities, but, that's alright. Keep thinking the same way you always have. Those students out there who know where the world is headed will have your job soon enough.