Has New Urbanism Taken Over Planning?

Anthony Flint reports on the Congress for the New Urbanism conference from Gaithersburg, MD.
July 1, 2003, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Not that the New Urbanism movement hasn't been remarkably successful since its founding over a decade ago. It has basically taken over planning in the United States, and a sizeable segment of the real estate development industry. But the 3,000 architects, planners, and developers who gathered for the movement's 11th annual congress were eager to take things to the next level, to change the rules of development so dense and compact neighborhoods can be built or rebuilt everywhere-on virgin land known as ''greenfields,'' in older suburbs, and in cities large and small: a Kentlands in every square mile of built America."

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Published on Monday, June 30, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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