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Toward having it both ways

Often the ways these projects have been diluted or hybridized means that they cannot deliver the hoped-for benefits of urbanism, including the environmental benefits. In some instances, projects pretending to be New Urbanism have been simply a pretty way to sprawl or to deliver density without parks or connected streets.

On resolving conflicts between ‘urbanism’ & ‘sustainability’ — a short book excerpt at ArchitectureWeek this week.

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