Were the old main street style cities where the housing was above the shops a good idea?



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    In a sense, yes. This idea has been put back into practice today with New Urbanism, standards which allow for work, homes and services to all be within a certain distance of each other and create more walkable communities. Urban settings are more efficient because you can have all your daily needs and utilities (grocery, pharmacy, doctor) within a walkable distance of your residence (deemed to be around a mile, though statistically, the average person will not walk that far) and you can also have your job located nearby too. This setting eliminates the everyday need for a car, reducing pollution and saving money not spent on gasoline.

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