Why New Urbanists Get Hated On

Renowned New Urbanist Jeff Speck tackles the critics and their reasons, from Modernists to libertarians.

Speck divides the naysayers into three camps; the Mods, the Libs, and the Saints.

Speck: "The Mods include anyone who cannot brook the traditional building styles found in many New Urbanist developments. While most New Urbanists feel that buildings have an obligation to communicate the spirit of their place, most Mods feel that buildings must communicate the spirit of their time, and that revivalism is a lie."

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