You wanted a source, I provided you one. I don't care if you think its light weight. Of course you would, you don't agree with it at all. No source I could possibly provide would suffice as a good source if you already made your mind up.This is an extrmely light weight article. Jane Jacobs was NOT against suburbs, she was against dominitary suburbans, monoculture of commuters. She was also against High Rise.
You got some social scientists types celebrating High Rise? High Rise seems to come form the confluence of Architects , Developers (making money) and Government (saving money)
Numerous social scientists throughout the '50-70s commented that suburbia was bad for American civilization and society as a whole, leading to conformity, blah blah blah. They were dead wrong.
And High Rise isn't what I was talking about, that can apply to anything tall. I'm referring to public housing project, which were cheap and crappy high rise apartment buildings designed for poor people, funded by the govt. Likewise, social scientists thought it was going to be awesome, a grandiose social experiment ushering in new wave of urban living for the poor. It actually turned out to be one of the worst architectural ideas ever, a total disaster.