that moves with me.
Cities have understood that it makes no sense to have people criss-crossing them because they found a place to live at the farthest point they found a place to work.
Cities have erected frames of residential buildings, where apartment modules are trucked there and docked. Frames clustered around and between commercial, transport, and industrial hubs.
People purchase an apartment module, with two rooms in the front side with large wall sized glass panes, a toilet, a shower room and a kitchen in the back side. And they docked it wherever they needed to, for the time they needed to.
When they need to move on, they secure their stuff and let the module be undocked and trucked to a new place.
Two modules can be docked together to embody a larger apartment: four rooms, a larger kitchen, two toilets, two shower rooms. Three modules even.
Cities have seen that the bulk of automobiles have disappeared. The streets, taken mostly by bicycle lines, became again a place for people. The air is clean. Birds can be heard overhead. Now and then an electric powered automobile rolls silently along.
It is flawed, I know, but it is a nice dream.
Added: An afterthought of this idea is that being the value of a living place a combination of land value (speculative value) and building value (material value), we would invest in the long term in material value, but we could rent the speculative value.