Undercover In The Suburbs

A cynical writer goes undercover in the new urbanist suburb of Evergreen Village in San Jose, California.

During his visit to Evergreen Village in San Jose, California, author Harmon Leon goes undercover as a 'street punk' to offer a cynical perspective on how a New Urbanist suburb treats an innercity native. Under the impression that the town would be sterile and too perfect, he found that sandwich shop patrons avoid him, real estate agents either ignore or placate him, Leon comes to the conclusion that "new urbanism isn't really changing how people live--it's merely another suburban subdivision masquerading as a small town."

Thanks to Adam Weiss

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