1. The roads belong to the people and should be used more for group transit than individual transit.
3. Dwellings should be organized so that they can be sustainable. The notion of retrofitting what we have and then building more of the same is not sustainable. In fact the whole notion that an economy needs to be able to grow at all costs is a false and deleterious assumption.
Not until we create a sustainable matrix which can economically create affordable power and recycling and design communities around this idea will we have the model we need to lead the globe once again as an innovator beyond the crazed lust of the world to replicate our failed automotive culture.
It is not going to happen. If the recovery is still building with the idea of economic growth period, if the infrastructure is to maintain our atomized automobile based, traffic jam culture when more and more people should not be driving, if schools and medical facilities and stores continue to be translated into automobile-accessed warehouses that make Kafkaesque merely a quaint synonym for idiotic, then we are not in the business of enhancing life. We are in the business of increased reification, meaning the transformation of persons into things.
Include in the discussion the combat of sprawl and depersonalization.
Include in the repair of bridges and highways the creation of smart roads with public transit opportunities.
Bring integral into the discussion.