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Old November 7th, 2017, 07:31 AM   #741
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That individual desire for luxurious and spacious residential area is what collectively contributes to urban sprawl. It is the biggest lesson the USA has to offer to the world. If Delhi wants to make the same mistake, so be it.

Ultimately, the European model of efficient and compact cities is going to be sustainable, as the US is learning now and trying to control the sprawl. Whether a city is safe and livable or not can be answered by a simple question: Would you allow your child to go out alone (walking or on a cycle)?
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Meanwhile America and American cities continues to thrive whereas Europe and her cities are the ones which are faltering. Even China, South east Asia and Australia which have followed the American model somewhat are thriving too compared to European style Latin America. Do you have a logical explanation for that?
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Honestly speaking i don't want Delhi NCR or any Indian city for that matter to resemble LA, Houston, Atlanta type of sprawl but I don't want Delhi to become Barcelona, Madrid or Athens either. I think we should learn from the Chinese how to build thriving modern megacities.. their cities are a combination of both North American (more so) and European models.
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Old November 7th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #744
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Meanwhile America and American cities continues to thrive whereas Europe and her cities are the ones which are faltering. Even China, South east Asia and Australia which have followed the American model somewhat are thriving too compared to European style Latin America. Do you have a logical explanation for that?
From what you have stated it seems to imply that urban sprawl encourages economic growth? Certainly it does for a while, the automobile industry which defines the American dream of the 20th century played a major role in empowering Americans and subsequently the country thrived and sprawled.

Similarly the Chinese mega construction boom created the biggest real estate bubble the world has ever seen. It provided employment for millions of Chinese and had a major impact on its internal manufacturing and consumption.

I have two points to counter this. One: Over-dependence on a single sector spells doom in the long term as the Americans found out with Detroit and the Chinese found out with their ghost cities. The quicker and higher you climb on a rickety ladder, more devastating the fall.

Second and more important, these countries have almost limitless vacant land. (The Chinese 'created' vacant land whenever needed). India is one of the most densely populated countries with a population projected to reach 1.7 billion at its peak. It is simply not a good idea to let our cities sprawl without check.

South East Asia is pretty compact, perhaps the kind of compact we are looking for. Australia is incomparable with its monstrous size and a few million people. I dont think anybody will attribute Latin America's economic stagnation to its urban planning.

And add the cultural factor as well. Indians are pre-conditioned to live in tight knit societies. Living in sprawling cities affects your social life as much as it impacts other aspects.
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