|The *New* New Urbanism||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marganne Meyer (margannemacnexus.org)|
|Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 23:28:21 -0700 (PDT)|
Thought some of you might like this take on the New New Urbanism: Agrarian Urbanism
http://www.fastcompany.com/1651619/the-new-urbanism-meets-the-end-of-the-world Snippet from article:Agrarian urbanism, Andrés Duany explained, is different from both "urban agriculture" ("cities that are retrofitted to grow food") and "agricultural urbanism" ("when an intentional community is built that is associated with a farm)." He was thinking bigger: "Agrarian urbanism is a society involved with the growing of food." America abounds with intentional communities, he pointed out -- golf course communities, equestrian ones, even the fly-in kind. So why not build one for locavores? And they can have as much land as they like -- it's just that they would have gardens instead of yards, or community gardens and window boxes if they choose to live in an apartment. Their commitment to "hand-tended agriculture" would be part of their legally binding agreement with the homeowners' association. "You design your own utopia," he said.
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