Robert Steuteville in Better! Cities & Towns:

Arthur C. Nelson in Reshaping Metropolitan America made the demographic case that redevelopment of low-density commercial buildings – largely in the suburbs —  could meet all of the US new housing needs in the coming decades.

Here’s why the postwar suburbs are good candidates for repair:

Better connectivity.

Narrower, more walkable streets.

Closer to downtown.

Inclusion of low-value commercial strips.

Rich in small-lot housing.

Demographic appeal.

They are everywhere.

Incremental development opportunities.

Potential for combining suburban and urban qualities.

Existing assets.

On-street parking.

Get the details here, with some form-based suggestions on how to do it.

You may have noticed there are only 11 reasons.  The 12th is for some of you to suggest.