Hank Dittmar, Director of the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Charles, The Prince of Wales, discusses the balance of tradition and innovation in urban design.
"Hank Dittmar is not exactly a household name, but he definitely works for one. Mr. Dittmar directs the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Charles, The Prince of Wales. The foundation promotes New Urbanist developmentâ€"neighborhoods and towns where people can walk to work, schools, stores, public transit, and parks. Before joining Prince Charles' foundation a year ago, Mr. Dittmar cut quite the noticeable path across the broad field of American transportation and land use policy."
An interview with Carolyn Kelly of the Michigan Land Use Institute.
Thanks to Keith Schneider
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