We've Forgotten How To Build Cities

Here's how our cities can return to fostering vibrant, mixed-use neighborhoods.
October 27, 2004, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Sometime in the mid-20th century, America forgot how to make cities. The combination of "traffic planning" and single-use zoning that swept the country after WWII erased urban districts and took away from many people the opportunity to work, play or shop where they live. This is not a new idea. It's called a neighborhood, and it's illegal in most U.S. cities. This manifesto calls for an end to the car comfort culture that has made sterile suburbs the dominant habitat in our country, and for a return to the rich, mixed-use neighborhoods that can make life delightful.

Thanks to David Garber

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Published on Monday, October 25, 2004 in ChangeThis
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