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  Extents of the neighborhood in Rutland studied, with typical suburban cul-de-sacs.
  The geometric design of the cul-de-sac produces wedge shaped lots that encourage isolation between neighbors.
  Introducing generational diversity to the traditional nuclear family produces symbiotic relationships and beneficial codependent lifestyles.
  Current daily schedule of resident characters reveals a tendency toward isolated activities and few interactions with others.
  The introduction of codependent lifestyles produces beneficial overlapping activities and new spatial typologies.
  The current suburban design fosters a reliance on the automobile to travel long distances daily to work, school, the grocery store and the shopping mall.
  The proposed design offers options such as local education and food production that can decrease the need to travel as much to meet daily needs.
  A network of cul-de-sacs create numerous dead ends. Additionally, the homogenous residential zoning makes it difficult to access businesses, recreation and schools.
  The proposed plan introduces other types of zoning throughout the connective web.
  While the average house size has increased over time, the average household size has decreased., greatly increasing the square-footage used per person.
  The trend results in excessive "McMansions" with enormous amounts of space for typically small families.
  The new plan keeps existing houses around cul-de-sacs but disperses activities that encourages sharing and social interactions between pedestrians.
  Proposed radial organization of education, amenities and services .
  Proposed organization for leisure activities, social gathering space, and landscape features.
  Proposed zoning map with new spatial vocabulary of ring, node, web, and field that produce new relationships.
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