New Urbanism In The City (And Edge City)

Atlanta's Atlantic Station introduces a new community to the 'trendy suburban antidote' of New Urbanism.

"Atlantic Station is the latest example of 'new urbanism,' a trendy antidote to the suburban and exurban sprawl that has defined the American way of life for the past five decades. It's a shiny new town, complete with city blocks, sidewalks, street parking, a train station, parks, schools, offices, town houses, and even loft residences right above the retail stores."

"What's more disconcerting is that these towns give the impression of having less character, with an eerie sense of monotony, as the same pattern of storefronts, townhomes, and condos multiply across America. In a sense, their uniformity mirrors the very suburbs they escape."

Thanks to Julie R. Donan

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