Put That In My Backyard - by Roger vanFrank

Purpose

This study investigates the origin of the many problems confronting urban areas here in the United States and around the world. It suggests solutions to create environments of rich value, beauty, enthusiasm, and joy for us as well as for future generations.
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Problem

Years ago I had a colleague who had been exceedingly well raised. Never, in the heat of the most incendiary dispute was Peter ever known to swear. Sometimes, however, in the case of some clients' incomprehensible confusion, he was prone to suggest that things seemed to have progressed to a "melluva hess"
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Solution

So here we are living in urban environments that are in many ways unpleasant, as well as environmentally unsustainable, simply because different structures have not been imagined or implemented.
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Implementation

So how might such an urban village appear? Mother Nature, as usual, has a rather delightful hint to tickle the imagination of any creative designer
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Finance

Greed is often considered the root of all evil, trampling upon the lives and fortunes of us all. As a society we have attempted to counter the evil of greed with the perceived virtue of altruism.
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Update 5-08

It was with pleasure that we met with the long range corporate planning official mentioned in the Feedback section, whose interest in the population islands proposed in this website was tempered by his involvement in one of the New Urbanism’s projects well underway. His focus was to sell us on the idea that the project he was helping to construct was far more space and land efficient than the ideas presented here.
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