Advancing Urbanism Through School Reform


6/2/06 11:30-12:30pm

New urbanists have identified neighborhood diversity as an essential component of healthy communities and that it is much more likely to endure in urban settings with mixed uses, higher densities, transit, and an abundant variety of housing types. Yet diversity is undermined when affluent and middle-income families with children choose a school district in which to live rather than a particular school. Moving beyond the established design principles that call for integrating schools within neighborhoods, new urbanists are tackling the regional impacts of the current real estate-based choice system that segregates populations by family income. This session investigates alternative school systems and what it means for urbanism.
Presented by: Randy Lyon, President, Tom Nechyba, John Norquist
This presentation includes:
Multimedia Slideshow by Randy Lyon

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