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Suburban Sprawl has no Sacred Core

Suburban areas lack the critical sustainable quality that older urban areas have because the original concept was flawed. Development based on inexpensive land cost, car use and a mystical concept of land ownership are not and have never been acceptable in design.
What is the core of a community? Some research into the past might imply some valuable information.
Humanity has always had a sacred core. This core was built on the most energetic land that had natural resources to sustain the population. These resources were also seen as sacred.
Urban sprawl has no core. The strip malls and huge marts have made one wonder where the core is. Even in our early towns , churches, banks, libraries, groceries, clothing stores and hardware's shared a main street. In these towns, as in ancient sacred cores, death was a part of culture and medicine was done with great care and gentleness.
Soclal decay is at the root of our building dilemma. Our building philosophies do not support the real care of the soul but support the profits of many.
Unfortunately, we are suffering from a common philosophy that understands the real needs of the population so we build unsustainable homes, unsustainable on so many levels.
Solution?
This problem requires a better understanding of what makes a community, protects our resources and creates economic balance.
It is unacceptable to continue to build as we have in the past.
Build smaller, better, and in existing infrastructures, when you can.
As for urban sprawl,
double density, identify resources and protect them, advocate public transportation, create a  real core by adding the sacred in public activity buildings and design. eliminate strip centers ,and  reinvest in local business
Reinvest, restore ,remodel and recreate.