With Help From Prince Charles, New Urbanism Is Hot Worldwide

Prince Charles’ vigorous touting of sustainability and Smart Growth while he visited Washington, D.C., hurricane-stricken New Orleans, and other American cities last month came as no surprise.
December 5, 2005, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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For those that follow his work, not just his celebrity, Prince Charles’ vigorous touting of sustainability and Smart Growth while he visited Washington, D.C., hurricane-stricken New Orleans, and other American cities last month came as no surprise. The Prince of Wales actually has much hands-on experience with New Urbanist development. After researching sustainable building and design standards for 10 years, he broke ground on his own New Urbanist village in 1993. Known as Poundbury, the new southern England town was designed to preserve farmland and open space by offering renters and homebuyers a pedestrian-friendly village with single-family homes, small apartments, and shops.

Thanks to Keith Schneider

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Published on Monday, December 5, 2005 in Michigan Land Use Institute
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