Great posts guys!
Yep, that makes me think of a plan by Duany Plater-Zyberk for the gradual development of a city block in Haiti. The proposal was made shortly after the earthquake, but it hasn't been implemented.Developing countries should use it way more often, they are the ones that create new cities all the time - and do so much wrong all the time.
Yeah I'm not having this "sharing" thanks. I have a three year old and I don't want to walk him between cars. I live in a similar residential area with tiny sidewalks and little traffic and I know how dangerous it is, even if cars feel "rare".The road is a shared space. There's hardly any great traffic, as it's a mostly pedestrianised settlement. It's an alternative to single family home sprawl you see anywhere else. And it's pretty good in that regard, creating qualities of a small town that is much older.