mendelman made the comment in RTDNTOTO about mowing his lawn in less than 13 minutes. Made meet think of mine which takes upwards of 30 minutes (5,000 sf of lawn? in a Köppen climate classification of Dfa) and the size of lots today. Probably fair to say most Cyburbians are involved in the planning field in some way. The textbook/Zen art of planning really discourages low-density mcmansions in favor of close knit urban design to lessen the strain on infrastructure (including future maintenance which is rarely considered) and encourage walkable communities. Throw in public transit options and you have your capstone project ready to present to close out your master's degree. I suspect there are Cyburbians that live in 500 s.f. in New York or San Francisco and pay an exorbitant amount in rent/mortgage and others living on acreage in rural America. Are we living our planning education and what we publicly profess? I confess I live in suburbia on a 9,000 plus square foot lot with a snouthouse nowhere near transit - don't hate me. Also, I want acreage and no neighbors.