A minor point, but this is kind of fascinating — a critique of New Urbanism which, rather than going the common route of charging New Urbanism with nostalgic pre-modernism, argues that New Urbanism is insufficiently pre-modern — in this specific case, arguing that New Urbanists have praised a certain kind of narrow traditional street but produced a zoning code which doesn’t permit the construction of that kind of street. (It’s a bit like a right-wing critique of Wall Street — there’s certainly room to make it, but you don’t hear it often.) These guys should be introduced to Rudofsky and Alexander, who (for what it’s worth) were arguing for a return to pre-modern urban patterns years before the New Urbanists showed up.
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