The problem is the "Home Range". Actually, the problem is the home range of modern Americans, now adopted by many nations... Home range is a word coined in 1943 by zoologist WH Hunt who mapped the outer boundary of an animal's movement during the course of its daily activities. Applied to humans who use cars, it refers to the average of 35 miles they drive every day to accomplish the mundane chores of daily life. Driving to work is home range, driving from the office to a meet with a customer is not. For a 10,000 population community, that means a collective home range of over a quarter million miles a day! This is insane, and it creates a whole host of new problems, ranging from pollution and wasteful consumption of limited resources to isolation, alienation, rising crime and illness, economic instability and much more. The answer is to create a home range for 10,000 where all is within a 10-minute walk. It's called a VillageTown. To learn about it, see villageforum.com
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