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Two decades on, New Urbanism’s efforts to reform American suburbs have produced hundreds of new places and scores of inquiries about whether this smart growth movement realizes its claims of densely developed, diverse, sustainable communities. Charlotte Fagan ’12 and Geography Prof. Dan Trudeau’s study of two New Urbanist neighborhoods in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul joins a burgeoning core of research examining the lived experience of New Urbanism. Fagan and Trudeau’s work represents a departure from the norm, however, in focusing on the lived experience of women. This article describes what research they’ve done. Read more:

July 17 2014

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