If there is a bizarre political idea floating around, you can be sure that it either originated or took root in California. Such is the case with one-time and aspiring future Governor Jerry Brown (a/k/a Governor Moonbeam), who wants to force people to move out of suburbs and to instead live in city high-rise buildings, all in the name of preventing Global Warming: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121642163643366589.html?mod=djemEditorialPage.
I live in suburbia, and there is a reason for that. I like having a front yard, back yard, and room for the commando basset hounds to roam around. I like the idea that when I wake up in the morning, a deer might be trotting down my street (yes, that has happened). I like the greenery around me. So, I hope that this wacky idea doesn't get any traction in this neck of the woods.