It is an accepted fate. We will have to densify the American suburbs resulting from our culture’s values of private property, freedom of transportation, and the right of privacy. The goal now is to keep these values of our culture in a new, dense, and sustainable development. The goal isn't to change society, but fit society to a new environment--one not reliant on individual transportation, environmentally ignorant design, or sprawled development.
This is a study very early in my architecture education studying the schematics of revitalizing an empty big box store for housing and dense retail. Privacy and ownership is integral to the suburban mindset, yet dangerously intensifies sprawl. This is also a study of integrating privacy, ownership and density.