The ignorant libertarian brigade appear to be clueless to (assuming that they are not knaves to begin with and know well the consequences of what they are espousing), is that small urban plots, skinny rows,and yes, the high rise and mid-rise condominiums and apartments L undoubtedly hates, are giving people CHOICES.
L is trapped in a time-warp of 1950's suburban mentality - the majority of today's households are not single families with two parents and two or more children, and they don't want to live on a diet of utopistic extravaganza of concepts.
and on the other side of the sweet drama:
Nancy and Eric Olsen could not pinpoint exactly when it happened or how. All they knew was one moment they had a pastoral view of a soccer field and the woods from their 1920s colonial-style house; the next all they could see were three solar panels. "I hate them," Mr. Olsen, 40, said of the row of panels attached to electrical poles across the street. "It's just an eyesore."
so what to do?
First, there's a temporary air of unreality in this whole discussion, given the thousands of empty lots and unsold homes .
Next, we have the exogenous variable problem, a.k.a. foxies.( It offers a giant escape valve)
ill just ask the ANTIPLANNER.