Radburn Plan Alive and Well in LA
Now a designated National Historic Landmark, the neighborhood is still a working community.
"Village Green was designed to address what the architects saw as the problems of the era, said Sara Loe, a homeowner at Village Green since 1992. They wanted to give people a safe, affordable place to live that was also beautiful.
A walk in any direction shows how well the planners succeeded. Front doors face grassy courtyards planted with shrubs and flowers. These yield to the central green: The rolling lawn, laced with paths and filled with pedestrians, is dotted with mature trees."