It's Called "New Urbanism" AKA Old Urbanism

By Ryan McGreal
Published May 22, 2009

This plucky short video is the winer of the Congress for New Urbanism CNU 17 2009 video contest:

If you can get past the Flash Intro Page style, the three-minute documentary, titled "Built to Last", makes a compelling visual argument that will probably be familiar to most RTH readers but still has a visceral impact when you see the juxtaposition of sprawl and coherent neighbourhood design.

The movie was developed by Chris Elisara et al. of First + Main.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.


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