Archive for August, 2010

I found this very thought provoking and inspiring article about New Urbanism. One of the ways I think we can look at the cultural dynamic of Amsterdam NY is in terms of urban ideals vs suburban ideals. I believe our city is simply caught in a place inbetween the two.

New Urbanism - Freedom of Choice “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.” — Newton’s Third Law of Motion. In our sound-bite society, this often becomes translated like this: “For every problem there is a hyped over-reaction.” Personally I think there is a major problem with zoning laws in this country that have had the unintended consequence of leading us to suburban sprawl, a dependence on automobiles, and a loss of opportunities to interact with neighbors i … Read More

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