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The development model is finished

An interesting graph on the state of the housing subdivision industry in America posted at the Daily Reckoning.

This is the lowest rate of development since statistics began in the 1950’s, which is to say the time when the modern development system was created. A new model of urban growth is now not only a better idea, it has become a necessity. Only those communities that adopt emergent urbanism will get out of this crash, and hopefully they will adopt this new urbanism deliberately instead of being swarmed with squatter settlement.