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How do we fix the sprawl?

I'm from Houston. Actually, just outside Houston, but near enough to it to make my point. I live in the suburbs. My city is very spawled. Once a city has already been built around the need of a car, how would/could that town "fix" the infrastructure to allow it to be more walkable? What's the first step? Who do I need to talk to in my local government to try to get these changes made?

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  • Nov 17 2013: Look at models around the world that are all ready in place. There are benefits and detriments to sprawl as well as building a compact city.

    If you truly want to fix sprawl, get someone behind it that sees a financial game of epic proportions. If someone sees massive value of building tightly together, you will see it happen quickly. If you don't see value, then it won't happen. Money talks in this case. Everything else is just window dressing.

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