Did anybody ever question the accepted US residential model? [closed]
I already asked a similar question, but it was closed as off topic. Therefore I'll try to reformulate this one to make it more on topic for politics.
As far as as I know, except for the zones with high population density like New York, the cities in the US are modelled on a high density commercial downtown surrounded by low density residential areas. This model seems to be taken for granted even for future developments. I would like to know if there is any administration at local, state or federal level that is questioning this model on economic or environmental grounds. (Or even individuals in charge of city planning.)
Note: A lot of users wrote comments to the old question on the tone That was the model chosen decades ago, now it is too late to change it. But I don't buy it. I lived a big part of my life in a European country full of ancient cities and I saw how they developed modern neighbourhoods surrounding the historic centre. I lived for a while in London and I saw the result of redeveloping the Docks and Canary Wharf and when I left they were already planning the West End redevelopment. I saw with my eyes that cities can evolve, but the shape they will have at the end of this century will depend on the choices made now.