Authenticity

December 10, 2014, 12pm PST
People seeking small town, authentic character are moving to the burghs along the Schuylkill River. Now the towns are faced with the challenge of blending the old with the new.
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 2014, 6am PDT
Thomas Rogers writes of the "Life and Death of a 'Cool' City," using the example of Berlin and the many "new Berlins" that have endeavored to follow its lead as the next big thing in Europe.
The New Republic
June 5, 2013, 8am PDT
Kelly Bennett writes on the connections between authentic places, abandonment, and a new wave of placemaking.
Citiography
Blog post
March 28, 2011, 3am PDT
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Since 2004, the Next Generation of New Urbanists (NextGen) has welcomed new ideas and new faces into the Congress for the New Urbanism. Comprised of a core group of leaders, generally between ages 25 and 40, the NextGen focuses on pushing the principles of new urbanism, as defined in the Charter, forward.  

Mike Lydon
December 22, 2010, 7am PST
Artists are flocking to a town in Turkey that promises "authentic village life." The architect behind the plan says that the project has attracted creatives who "miss natural and pure human relations."
Daily News & Economic Review
March 6, 2010, 7am PST
Architecture critic John King reads Sharon Zukin's new book "Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Spaces" and ruminates on the meaning of authenticity in his own hometown, San Francisco.
The San Francisco Chronicle
January 11, 2010, 9am PST
Prof. Sharon Zukin argues that Jacobs had "a gentrifier’s appreciation of urban authenticity" in her new book, <em>Naked City.</em>
New York Post
September 26, 2008, 10am PDT
Rick Cole, city manager of Azusa and now Ventura, reflects on what 'authenticity' really means for towns struggling to balance identity with new development.
newgeography