The New Model For Development In Britain

England's anti-modernist crusade seems to have taken hold: The Village of Pondbury is the new model for environmentally sensible town planning.
June 30, 2002, 6am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Village of Poundbury in southwest England is a conventional real estate development, in financial terms. But its residences--ranging from spacious, detached homes to little rowhouses--are built in traditional regional styles with facades of brick, stone, or stucco. An interconnected network of winding streets and lanes--a departure from the cul-de-sac paradigm that took hold in both Britain and the United States after World War II--creates picturesque views, while the limited sight-lines force cars to slow down and make the streets more pedestrian-friendly. It would be hard to find a more beautiful community built in the last half century."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Monday, June 24, 2002 in The Weekly Standard
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