Hello, fellow citybuilders. It's been a while since I last played Cities XL, and now with this new iteration of the franchise (XXL), I decided to give it a new try. Then I remembered why I prefered Sim City 4... It so happens that I'm a natural growth citybuilder, meaning that I start my city small, with some farms and little else. From then, I slowly grow the city, with residential/comercial taking place where farms was, while also extending the agricultural area, adding industries and so on. I tend to start with just a basic road, upgrading (with lots of demolition) as nedeed. Because of all that, I'm a very slow builder. It takes months to get to the million sims mark in SC4. However, that is almost impossible to recreate in XL because of the zoning system, where buildings don't automatically upgrade, be it by density or wealth. I have to manually delete a house to make way for an apartment, for example. And sometimes that means an entire city center being demolished and then rebuilt. I also don't like the idea of skycrapers sprouting out of nowhere... Not really something I'd call natural... So, are there any other Cities X(X)L players that try to build a natural growth city? How do you do it? Is there any mod or something that adds the option to upgrade a building without demolishing everythng around it? Thanks in advance!