New Urbanism: Reshaping the American Dream

Posted by on May 10, 2002

The New Urbanism: Reshaping the American Dream will be discussed at the World Future Society’s spring meeting on Tues., May 21, 7 – 9 p.m., at the Phila. Ethical Society, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Phila. The meeting is free and will include local architects, a slide presentation and refreshments. New Urbanism, a.k.a. Smart Growth, is one of the hottest topics today, and is a strong response to a half century of senseless sprawl. Please join us. 215-625-0670.

Contact: Mitchell Gordon, WFS of Phila.

The New Urbanism is a declaration against the destructive forces of unchecked sprawl. Issues include the necessity for more concentrated development; better connections between transportation, housing and the work force; tax restructuring and environmental salvation.

Our speakers include: Thomas Comitta, head of a local town planning and landscape architecture firm, whose essay was included in the seminal publication: Charter of the New Urbanism. Mr. Comitta will show slides on the subject.

Scott Page, representing the Philadelphia architectural firm of Wallace Roberts & Todd, who will provide commentary.

Mitchell Gordon, urban planning journalist, whose column on smart growth appeared in the Phila. Metro on March 12 of this year, will preside.

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