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The correct answer choice is (E)
This question tests your understanding of the recommendations proposed by the New Urbanists, and asks you to consider their implications. Due to the general nature of this question, the method of elimination is likely to prove useful—any answer choice describing an outcome that does not logically follow from the application of the New Urbanists’ recommendations will be incorrect.
Answer choice (A): There is no reason to suspect that building new housing subdivisions in suburban communities in accordance with Duany’s recommendations will obviate the need for zoning laws to regulate traffic flow. Such laws would probably exist in any community where people occasionally drive. (Duany et al. do not advocate the abolition of cars).
Answer choice (B): The New Urbanists do not advocate the building of single-family homes, so it is unclear why applying their principles will necessarily decrease the percentage of multi-family dwellings.
Answer choice (C): This is the Opposite answer. If new housing subdivisions are built in accordance with the principles advocated by the New Urbanists, the amount of time people spend commuting is supposed to decrease, not increase.
Answer choice (D): There is no reason to believe that building new housing subdivisions in suburban communities will make it unnecessary for cities and their suburbs to coordinate zoning policies.
Answer choice (E): This is the correct answer choice. If the New Urbanists’ proposals are implemented, the new suburban neighborhoods will offer residents neighborhood schools and corner grocery stores all within walking distance (lines 37-43). This would clearly require building more schools and grocery stores within the same geographical area, suggesting that communities will experience an increase in the per capita number of such venues.