The central governments of the U.S.S.R. and China built huge “walkable” cities to bestow free housing on their populations, yet everyone who lived there did not thrive; they only dreamed of moving as far away as possible, even to another country where they would be free to live as they desired, not as the government planned for them.
Lyndon Johnson built huge government projects (walkable communities) yet they turned into crime-ridden trash heaps and eventually were demolished, yet the cost in broken lives is forever incalculable.
Big central governments will never provide what populations desire in their individual daily lives, which is freedom to make their own choices and ownership to live and build as the individuals envision. The United States has entered the futile zone in a big way with the concept of “sustainable development.”
Following United Nations Agenda 21 guidelines, financed largely by federal tax dollars, and pushed by the EPA, the city of Miami now ventures into those predestined futile waters with a grand vision of “New Urbanization”.
Is it any wonder that the U.S. is now 16,000,000,000,000 dollars in debt and still going further under?
From the Miami21 website we can read the typically hyperbolic language of the U.N. Agenda 21 vision:
“Each generation looks at the world as it exists in order to forge a brighter path for the benefit of future generations. In our past, Miami’s growth had been unreasoned. For the first time ever, Miami has a proposed plan in Miami 21.
Miami 21 is more than a way to manage and guide growth; it is an expression of our shared values and aspirations – our desire for safe, livable spaces for human interaction, our desire for growth that nurtures our native environment, and our desire to create a climate of economic inclusion where all have access to the promise of prosperity and opportunity. It is where we lay the foundation for our city’s future.”
Move to Miami; the U.N. has designed a nice new “walkable community” for you.