25 Apr '11, 12pm

The collapse of the 'key assumptions' that supported #sprawl: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #urbanism

The collapse of the 'key assumptions' that supported #sprawl: #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #urbanism

For today’s entry I am happy to return to Washington Post commentator Roger Lewis, whose April 23 column analyzed market forces now favoring walkable neighborhoods over the automobile-dependent, sprawling subdivisions that characterized most US land development in the late 20th century. In particular, Lewis - sounding very much like the esteemed professor of architecture that he is - says that now-declining “suburban planning and zoning templates were predicated on four key assumptions”:

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/the_collapse_...

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