Why Do Our Buildings Look Like Crap? And What Can We Do About It?


In this session, Hank Dittmar looked anew at what many call New Urbanism's Achilles' heel: making beautiful, place-appropriate buildings, the quality of our buildings. Can we improve them in spite of a housing slump? Marianne Cusato—of Katrina Cottages fame, co-author of Get Your House Right, and Builder Magazine's 4th most influential person in home building—showed how to get the building details right. Denese Bottrell discussed the value of better design from an industry perspective.

Marianne Cusato
Hank Dittmar, Chief Executive, The Prince's Foundation

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