To summarize where the article goes: the Bay Area needs regional
planning and unified tax policies.
A respectable opinion at least, and better than I expected.
Like most such things, the author downplays esthetics and
fashion-- why is New Urbanism winning? Demographics! Now me,
I would say New Urbanism is winning because it's (1) it's right
(2) it did a nerdy-to-sexy transistion.
This is the first I've seen of the Vida project, and that
architech needs to be shot: "Everyone loves the wavy look of
bay windows, I'll make the windows wavy in the *vertical*
direction! I'm creative!"
No wonder no one wants to see any new construction.
One of the big reasons no one is excited about seeing big
housing construction projects is that no one believes they're
going to get it right: nearly everything in the US built since
WWII is horrible.