japrovo said:I don't doubt that your assessment of market trends in FL has some validity there and elsewhere. But can we be intellectually honest if we don't think about the generation or more of infrastructure subsidies and code writing favoring certain design types and its influence on the existing market conditions?
So what are all these planners up to? .
Infrastructure subsidies and code writing favoring certain
There were other reasons those design types occured. Your
father probably wanted his own house and peice of land, no
matter how small. The favoring may have more to do with
the type of deep rooted attachments that our society
As for infrastructure subsidies.... the transportation of goods in
this country is what allows our strong (yes strong compared
to many) economy to thrive. Most of the 'subsidised
infrasturcture' keeps those fresh veges at your grocer and the
latest planning mag on your desk.
Some of the result is not the wanted outcome... we have sprawl
and nowhere places, but do not condem out of hand.
After all remmber that planners were all for Urban Renewal and
we know what a great idea that became.