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Conventional suburban vs. sustainable urban

This diagram [FOOTNOTE:1] explains a key difference between conventional suburban (top) and sustainable urban (bottom) development patterns. The conventional suburban area, governed by conventional zoning codes, separates uses into distinct areas...
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUL. 21, 2017
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The urban dimensions of climate change: Lessons for a New Urbanism

Reining in sprawl is still the most important first step in transitioning to a more benign kind of settlement, and more responsible planning. Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is only one of many benefits—but it is a significant one.
MICHAEL MEHAFFYMAR. 19, 2019
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Good news, the era of sprawl is over

That problem we’ve been having with inefficient, spread-out, unsustainable, automobile-dependent development patterns is solved at last.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEAPR. 1, 2019
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A small ‘c’ conservative case for urbanism

Brainerd, Minnesota, Lafayette, Louisiana, and place called Jimmy's Pizza highlight the advantages of incremental design and development—and show why car-oriented development turns out to be a very poor investment.
CHARLES MAROHNMAY. 20, 2018
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It was the Boomers, in the cul-de-sac, with a stack of zoning laws

It doesn't take much digging to find that generational blame for sprawl doesn’t add up and gets us no closer to a solution—for that, we need a more targeted approach.
ROBERT STEUTEVILLEJUL. 1, 2019