Philip Langdon

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Newest eco-development model: ‘Agricultural urbanism’

Farms and gardens would be key to a self-sustaining 2,000-home development envisioned in British Columbia.

An eight-day charrette in May, led by Andres Duany, laid out an innovative, agriculturally-oriented path that new urbanists could start using in communities that are worried about losing farm land.
Duany and other new urbanists collaborated with Michael Ableman, an organic farmer and author, to show how a 538-acre tract near Vancouver, British Columbia, could accommodate nearly 2,000 housing units and at the same time foster a wide range of food-producing activities.

PHILIP LANGDONJUN. 1, 2008

Architecture of the Absurd: How “Genius” Disfigured a Practical Art

By John Silber
The Quantuck Lane Press, W.W. Norton, 98 pages, $27.50 hardcover

PHILIP LANGDONMAR. 1, 2008

How Walmart beat the critics in Washington

A savvy PR campaign, donations to local groups, and strategic choices of store locations helped the retailer outgun its opponents in the nation's capital.

PHILIP LANGDONJUL. 18, 2011