The Great American Grid Debate

Steve Mouzon recaps a lively session at the 21st Congress for the New Urbanism:

Bill: Making lines straight, as 19th century urbanism has done, eliminates diversity of streetscape.

Bill: Build an unrelenting grid, and say hasta la vista to interesting man-made vistas.

Bill: Uniformity of street width and direction is gob-smackingly boring.

Kevin Q: Mr. Dennis, why do you hate America so much?

And so on.

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