Present metrosprawl with detached dwellings will not disappear overnight, but as alternatives emerge it will be less and less attractive.
I see no way that a hurricane could harm the community I am thinking of. It would be low enough to the earth to give the wind little to bounce against. It would have the stability of a stadium. It would be self-sufficient with its own power generated on site. It would be a recycling dream.
This development means starting from scratch just as much as we started from scratch with the car. The minute computers arrived in the 1980s, they became the new automobiles. The communities I am proposing are actually cybercommunities, created because cyberspace both extends reach and obliterates distances.