HA. Couldn't have said it better myself Arch Photographer.I wonder how many of those laughing critics drive SUV's to work from there ENORMOUS A/C cooled homes. If people live in reasonably sized condos in the urban core and sometimes, at least, walk to a store or to work THOSE ARE GREEN ISSUES.
So are you saying Diaz is right or wrong? Cause if your saying that suburbs are good and Diaz is stupid, than you should explain yourself, I have not seen one good thing come from suburbs.people are stupid... because they never look into any issues more than glancing at the headlines and getting fanatical about what their idiot friend tells them... people like to simplify things and see a tree cut down to put up a house and therefore, development=bad
urban development is the solution to the crappy development that has destroyed the nature all around us... manny diaz is taking something that is happening that is good in so many ways, and point out one of the ways that it is good and promoting it...
but like i said, stupid people like to simplify
Agreed on all counts. South Florida already has MORE than enough sprawl and too much of it is bland and/or flat-out ugly.Building up is more environmentally friendly than suburban sprawl by far. It is proven that cities like New York and others in Europe that are walkable and utilize public transit due to a high density, high-rise lifestyle, are much "greener" than suburban-oriented cities like Los Angeles and Houston which don't have any of that. Miami needs to try and work at becoming more like the European cities with a large portion of the population living in an urban setting.
Also, stopping suburban sprawl helps to save the valuable Everglades, something that must be done to preserve South Florida's natural beauty.