tea party

New Urbanists are to Environmentalists as Republicans are to the Tea Party

After participating in the PRO-URB listserv while following the Republican primaries, it occurs to me that there's some similarity between the Republican Party's problems with its more extreme activist wing and the relationship between the new urbanist/smart growth movements and environmentalists. ... read more »

Town Centers are the New Death Panels

New urbanism is getting the attention and ire of tea partiers, at least according to this recent article in Grist. Apparently development that saves on public resources is somehow anti-American. New urbanism - it just performs better. ... read more »