Sprawl is less efficient. People who live in dense cities consume much less than sprawl SFH suburbs - frequently 1/10th as much. We drive less (many of us use walking, bikes, or transit, or drive short distances) and use less energy.
Face it, we're better than you.
Yes, you urban types are better than we suburban and rural types. Good for you!
I'm happy to raise my kids in an environment where we have plenty of space and sunshine in our backyard to grow vegetables, and have lots of wildlife (birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer) roaming around. You can keep your view-blocking eyesore buildings.
And lest you think I am describing some backwoods place, my commute to work is 25 minutes into downtown San Jose. I will take that level of sprawl over some San Francisco or NYC or other high-density zoo.