While I love the country and city both, having everyone shift to more sprawl is an environmental disaster.
I’d have to see the math on what you’re using to justify the word “disaster”.
We’re talking about people being enabled to live where they wish based on an increase in telecommuting (albeit at a slower pace than many would like) and by driverless vehicles, which would logically be expected to be based on emissions-free technology.
Further, a growth in telecommuniing does not necessary contribute to “sprawl”, but also rural living. Personally, I could live in bumfuck if I wanted to, because not only do we telecommute, we’re “All In”; all our meetings are virtual as well. It’s been years since I’ve lived in the same city as my manager.
Dense urban living is far more green from pretty much every measure available.
That may be true, but people want open spaces to raise kids, which is why the flow of millenials has reverse from its early decade trends, and millenials are moving out to the burbs again, as Lyman Stone as shown in another article.
Also, people tick differently. To me, downtown living would feel like a prison cell. No thanks; different strokes for different folks.