Urban sprawl undone?

Has there been a situation where we demolished whole neighborhoods to let nature take over and reduce urban sprawl.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I've had a theory as to the future of humanity for a while now. It basically follows that if VR tech, AI, remote working and luxury goods get better and better and we solve our energy needs(fission, fusion, etc.) that we'll have a "great contraction" and that many suburban areas will effectively become vacant as large, super apartment complexes pop up to offer extremely cheap rent that anyone working from home can accomplish. You could also expect many of those older suburban homes to be recycled. Concrete can be recycled, especially if energy is cheap and of course all of that asphalt is highly recyclable(it's actually one of the most recycled materials mankind uses).

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    bottom pic isn't even bad at all they clearly just cherrypicked some summer time drought satellite photo so it would look like a wasteland compared to right after a spring time rain.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    There's a book we read in high school called The World Without Us about this, examines a couple of areas like around Chernobyl and some DMZs like one in Cyprus. Exactly what happens when humans abandon their structures overnight. Not an outstanding book but some parts are thought-provoking.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I used to live in Jefferson County, WV - right next to Loudon and frick me the sprawl is bad and the use of stroads is worse. I bet they will demolish Hillsboro (picrel) just to add more lanes on route 9 in a couple of years.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What in the actual frick is happening to me I grew up in Hillsboro and this is the second time this week I've randomly encountered it on the internet.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        ha! Virginia Wine town with a funky farmer's market... apparently that place has shady connections? Its tied to the JWs or some shit from what I have heard.

        And Greetings from Harper's Ferry lel

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    this is why so many birds be going extinct

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Black person.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Unless the economy crumbles in an area and the people there die out or move out you're not going to get any public support for something like this and thus it just won't happen.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      What about private support?
      There are people, so incredibly rich, they could just buy up neighborhoods like OP's pic, and have them leveled and rewilded. They could view it as a status symbol, like having vast tracts of land in the middle ages.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        And people would hate them even more, might even tip the scales towards something worse. Just not a good idea.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    my grandad did something similar with 25 acres of farmland, was pretty dope

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Your grandad sounds like a prince among men.

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Good question.
    Bumping for interests.

    If environmentalists cared so much, why don't they just buy up developed land and de-develop it, re-wild it, and lock it in with legal protection?

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >You will own NOTHING, goy!!!
    Frick off. Go buy 20 acres for yourself

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The two closest I can think of are historical sites that no one wants to maintain and neighborhoods that get destroyed by natural disasters (or flooded enough to be condemned) but are too poor to rebuild. Usually the later are just smaller pockets rather than the entire neighborhood; a handful of lots in a shitty enough location aren’t as attractive to an investor compared to a bigger swathe where all the poverty has already died or moved away.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      An environmental group could wait for a hurricane to damage coastal communities, then run in and offer to buy up the lots for cheap, then rewild it.

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Are you a bot?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Haha no i just asked in both to get a more nuanced answer

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >asking something in /misc/ for a nuanced answer
        lol

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/9kAiI0T.jpg

          >/misc/ and nuance in the same sentence

          Wauf is perfectly fine, don't let shitposting tourists demoralize you.

          Yes

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >/misc/ and nuance in the same sentence

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Wauf is just /misc/ that's slightly more obsessed about pitbulls.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Sad. Wauf used to be where the love is.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Wauf is perfectly fine, don't let shitposting tourists demoralize you.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            There's not a single pitbull thread up

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    There's a plan in the works, called nuclear war.

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