For those who grew up in American/Canadian suburbs, the layout might not have ever made much sense. Why was everything so far apart? Why was everything so far away? And why do cul-de-sacs exist? The reason that Millennials flooded into cities in their youth, was the walkability and the ability to get rid of their cars. The jobs helped too. However, what if we told you that neighborhoods are designed a certain way because of regulations? The reason North American cities are planned the way they are has to do with developers maximizing land and land use regulations. This combination has created suburbs which discourage pedestrians and put services far away from homes. Older parts of cities aren’t like this, so why did we build cities this way? In this video, we break all of this down and figure out why most modern neighbors just suck.