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Old Posted Mar 16, 2008, 8:48 PM
Samwill89 Samwill89 is offline
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I respect your knowledge of urban economics. However, I meant to point out the New Urbanism models being developed in Sunbelt urban areas that are highly successful. They are especially successful in cities that have multiple large employment centers spread throughout their respective metropolitan areas (which covers most American cities), such as Houston, where only 7% of area workers commute to Downtown and the rest look to the burbs for work (minus the TMC, Uptown and GPlaza).

I have read various reports on the effects and economics of sprawl and I have come to the conclusion that it is very possible to turn the ill fated auto-centric American communities into very sustainable areas. The Sunbelt is the perfect region for testing new urban models and that is happening on a large scale as we speak (as I am sure you are aware).

I have no doubt that the Sunbelt is leading the rest of the country in terms of testing new and successful ways to live in cities.
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