Cities Should Be Like Pizza

Keeping land uses separate is like keeping the ingredients of pizza separate, according to Congress for New Urbanism President John Norquist. The result is an urban pie that doesn't taste as good as it could.

"If we made pizza the way we develop land, we would divide up the ingredients and serve them separately, and the flavors would never blend, John Norquist of the Congress for New Urbanism told about 230 people Wednesday at Columbus State University's Cunningham Center."

"We should build cities like we make pizza, he said: Mix retail with residential, put schools, offices, shops and services all on the same slice. Cut it up with avenues aligned to a grid instead of dead-end streets winding from cul de sacs to collector roads, so people get around more easily."

Full Story: A pizza slice of new urbanism life

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