Globalizing New Urbanism: It's a Big World Out There*
As affluence increases in developing countries like China and India, common sense within the development community seems to decrease—just as it did in the United States. Current trends reject time-honored patterns of urban fabric in favor of auto-dependent, energy-intensive enclaves for a fast-rising middle class. So far, the response from Western architects and planners has been to export the failed suburban paradigm. In this session, we'll hear from new urbanists fighting upstream against this unsustainable trend.