Founding our own town is tempting – rural land is cheap, and we have the ability to build whatever we want. However, it has its downfalls – no one currently lives there, and unless you’ve somehow managed to convince 1,000 families to relocate with you without any guarantee of a job when they get there, you will have a hard time populating your town. Let’s also add to the fact we could be building on potentially valuable agricultural land or interferring with some other natural habitat.
We can still build a traditional urban environment from scratch, even without founding our own city. Look around your city – I am sure you will be able to find plenty of suitable locations.