'Mall-Sprawl' For An Awesome Urban Future!

'Mall-Sprawl' For An Awesome Urban Future!

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Nathaniel Ryan Hernandez started this petition to LOCAL GOVERNMENT and

Humans multiply. We tend to grow in number, and as our numbers grow, so must also the buildings and cities that house and sustain us. However, the field of urban planning teaches that if we do not pay close attention to expanding our facilities properly, then the problems we face as a society can also multiply. These days, there are many professionals paying attention to the surmounting problems that poorly designed cities face, as well as the prosperity that good city planning can bring. Urban planners know of many great solutions, but setting those solutions in local planning law is ultimately up to the will of the people. The bottom line: massive change is possible when citizens declare what they want in solidarity.

Signing this petition presents an opportunity for citizens to declare that they desire affordable housing options in their region like the one pictured above. The solution pictured above could be categorized as ‘eco-sprawl’. As the name suggests, eco-sprawl is a way for human settlements to grow and expand without such process being considered unsustainable (or the cause of significant future problems). The solution proposed here is for cities to commit to designing active, affordable, walkable neighborhoods that consist of one continuous sprawling mall. This type of development would feature a variety of timelessly attractive mixed-use building modules that would provide educational and environmentally-friendly housing options (including affordable micro-apartments) lofted sensibly above vibrant marketplaces and amenity-filled parks. 

By designing neighborhoods and cities around this version of the 'sprawling mall' principle, every resident may have immediate access and views to an active market on one side of their building plus access/views to a spacious, amenity-filled park on the other side. As you can imagine from the image above, this sprawling mall/park/mixed-use development combo would make for a pedestrian and family oasis. Nevertheless, this pattern of settlement could also be brilliant for both the environment and public transit systems since smart planning laws protecting natural/agricultural land can direct the development of these 'mall-sprawl' neighborhoods in a linear path (such as along already existing roadways) making transportation from one community end to the other very efficient and thus reducing total resource consumption/waste for society as a whole.

To make these neighborhoods even better, they could also be designed as the most educational home-environments imaginable by including components listed in the following Change.org petition: Sign To Promote Educational Neighborhoods and UBI.

For all inquiries, please direct message Nathaniel Ryan Hernandez via LinkedIn.

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