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Spring 2008

New Urbanism: Resources for further reading

If you’ve read David Wang’s essay “Meditations on a Strip Mall,” you’re already aware that, while it may not be controversial, New Urbanism enjoys less than universal favor among architects and/or urban planners.  So we offer three sources for information on the subject-one neutral, one that strongly advocates NU, and one that offers a trenchant criticism of NU’s ability-or lack thereof-to create community.

We don’t know how you feel about Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, but it’s the best place we’ve found for getting an overview of the new urbanism-what it is, where it comes from, its main advocates, and some of the things … » More …