For the New Hampshire address, I have been asked to illustrate universal characteristics of urbanism to local government representatives, and the presentation is coming together well. The basic elements of the classic New England town is a convenient model for today's quest for compact, walkable urban areas. To existing residents of such towns, it's a well-documented, "remember your past" message.
"Many New England towns had rules stating that you couldn't live more than a mile from the town green, in order to maintain some sense of community and control. Others controlled the way you could graze your animals on the land or how many animals you could own, in order not to deplete resources."But more challenging is addressing the second reminder, the one from France -- what happens when the underpinnings for a town are taken away? Read the rest of Charles R. Wolfe's Contrasting Two Models of How Places Survive at The Huffington Post.