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April 13, 2021
Author's Forum on Urbanism presents “A History of Street Networks: From Grids to Sprawl and Beyond" with author Laurence Aurbach.
Laurence Aurbach's book A History of Street Networks illustrates the origins and institutionalization of modern roadway networks, particularly the networks of suburban sprawl. It's a story of designers, engineers, and businesspeople who sought to remake cities’ physical patterns in ways that were radically nontraditional and unproven. Their visions fostered automobile-dependent built environments throughout the United States and worldwide, and spurred the counterresponse of neotraditionalism. The conversation will cover the book's main themes and relate them to new-urbanism principles and current planning trends such as permeable superblocks.
This webinar is available for 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded.