The Future Of Civano In Doubt?

Simmons Buntin, writer and resident of Civano, a new urbanist and sustainable development in Tucson, Arizona, questins the future of his community.

" 'By diluting and frustrating an authentic new urbanist project inArizona,' says Congress for New Urbanism co-founder and Civano town planner Stefanos Polyzoides, [Pulte Homes is] buying ten more years of sprawl, business as usual practice. The public will not be able to demand the real thing, as long as they are not given the choice.' ...

For most of the last year, I -- as Civano resident and Civano Neighborsneighborhood association spokesperson -- publicly debated Polyzoidesabout the future of Civano, a Tucson, Arizona new urbanist "sustainable"development. Our debate was online -- on the Pro-Urb listserv -- amongpractitioners of new urbanism.

...I was wrong."

Thanks to Chris Steins

Full Story: Civano: The Dark and the Light

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