Van der Ryn's Legacy w/ Peter Calthorpe


Renowned new urbanist Peter Calthorpe, of Calthorpe Associates, discusses the influence Sim Van der Ryn has had not only on his own projects, but in sustainable development over the past 40 years. Listen to Calthorpe's presentation here: part one and part two.

Here are some excerpts from Calthorpe's presentation:

"So going from the towers in the park to the walkable street – was something that Sim laid out at that time (35 years ago) as an urban model as how we should proceed. And for me, this has been the touchstone of urbanism ever since."

"Everything that I have been working on my whole life were the things that Sim laid out with immense clarity and simplicity."