Laurent To Be A Sign Of The Times?
"A proposed town for people who use sign language would bring a touch of Europe to rural South Dakota, with plazas, sidewalk cafes and close living quarters designed to help neighbors know each other.
The community of Laurent...would borrow from a variety of urban models to customize a setting for deaf people and fellow signers. But its layout would alter any culture - hearing or otherwise - with narrow streets to slow down traffic and a housing model that would revive a lifestyle of front-porch conversations once common in America."
Thanks to John C. Shepard, AICP