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Terreform ONE + Terrefuge, Homeway: The Great Suburban Exodus, 2009 below: Top view along the updated interstate showing the regional condition between cities. The proposal envisions a vital solution to a fundamental problem: American suburbs fail to work efficiently. In the next 25 years 56 million new homes will be built that will consume 18.8 million acres (7.6 million hectares) of virgin land and emit 7.3 billion US tons (6.6 billion tonnes) of CO2 per year. These frameworks of development need to be rethought to meet our ecological carrying capacities. Why should we put further energy into past inferior patterns of sprawl? America needs to distribute dwellings closer to its existing main infrastructural arteries. We cannot continue to overextend our thinly distributed resource lines.

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opposite left: Walking homes are mobile dwelling units on a self-sufficient infrastructure. Moving resources rethinks the resource management systems. In this future, the physical home will remain permanent but its location will be transient. Static American suburbs will be transformed into a dynamic and deployable flow. Houses will have the option to switch from parked to low speed. Homes, big-box retail, cinemas, supermarkets, business hubs, food production and power plants will depart from their existing sprawled communities and line up along highways to create a truly breathing interconnected metabolic urbanism. Upgraded dense ribbons of food, energy, waste and water elements will follow the direction of moving population clusters.

opposite right: View of smart infrastructure corridors.

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