Lean Urbanism, A Conversation with Andres Duany
Andres Duany will lead the discussion of Lean Urbanism (http://vimeo.com/75794881); which suggests that given ongoing economic constraints communities need to become more nimble on the local level and build for resilience using techniques such as Tactical Urbanism (think Atlanta Streets Alive), Code-Free Zones, “Pink Codes”, Original Green, and Light Imprint.
Duany’s Project for Lean Urbanism, which is about making “small” possible in our communities, received a grant from the Knight Foundation. “As part of the Knight grant, Duany and a team of collaborators plan to “expose the red tape that paralyzes development and business startups” and demonstrate ways to simplify the challenges facing people trying to remake their communities.”
Excerpt taken from comments by Carol Coletta of the Knight Foundation. For more information regarding this interview, please see the following - http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2014/2/19lean-replacement-big-civic/