Smart Code In Wal-Mart's Home Town?

A reporter attends a SmartCode conference and speculates on how New Urbanism principles could help Bentonville, AR -- home of the original Wal-Mart and the company's headquarters.

"While Bentonville residents’ main gripe is traffic, fear not — the SmartCode zoning and other New Urbanist development offers solutions to the traffic problems," writes staff writer Rachel Lianna Davis about Bentonville, Arkansas, the home town of Wal-Mart.

"Bentonville Planning Commissioners and city leaders are working hard to encourage the right kind of growth here. Bentonville is on the forefront of long-range planning, with a decisive General Plan, a Downtown Master Plan, and a Master Street Plan."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Full Story: SmartCode zoning could help traffic woes

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