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Madison Hosts Congress for New Urbanism

Madison Hosts Congress for New Urbanism

For decades, devotees of New Urbanism have railed against urban sprawl and all that goes with it: 2-acre housing lots, cul-de-sacs, gas-guzzling SUVs and neighbors who glimpse each other only when the garage door goes up or down.

As an alternative, they proposed making new neighborhoods just like the old ones. Think smaller homes, narrower and tree-lined streets, commuters on bikes and a corner grocery store. Read more…