Robert E. Simon Jr. Reflects On Reston

As the planned community of Reston celebrates its fortieth anniversary, its urban developer shares his thoughts.
March 29, 2004, 5am PST | Janet Boyko
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Robert E. Simon Jr. is the pioneer behind the groundbreaking planned community of Reston, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year. Reston's European-style plaza, clustered townhomes, centerpiece lake, and contemporary architecture are studied by planning and architecture students across the country. Named by the American Institute of Certified Planners as a national planning landmark, Reston is a classic study in community planning. Simon, who turns 90 next month, moved back to enjoy his creation 11 years ago. As the community prepares to celebrate, he shares his thoughts.

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Published on Thursday, March 25, 2004 in The Washington Post

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