New Urbanism

NEW URBANISM, SMART GROWTH, & ANDRES DUANY: A CRITIQUE FROM SUBURBIA

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Interesting critique of the New Urbanism, Smart Growth, and Andres Duany in New Geography. 
"A few months ago, I stayed at the magnificent WaterColor Inn, which is in the neighborhood adjacent to Seaside. Watercolor is closer in feel to a suburban development's sense of space (more open), but WaterColor’s Town Center doesn't offer a large choice of restaurants, so Seaside serves as a destination. Other than a sign marking the border, one does not immediately feel as if Seaside and WaterColor are two very different developments."

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