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Fix Your Codes

Eliminate legal barriers to mixed use
  • Jeff Speck
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Abstract

ANDRES DUANY USED TO GIVE A LECTURE called “The Story of Planning.” In it, he would recount the formative victory of the planning profession. It happened in the nineteenth century, when people were choking on the soot from Europe’s “dark, satanic mills.” The planners, who were not yet called planners, said, “Hey, why don’t we move the housing away from the factories.” They did it, and life spans increased immediately and dramatically. The planners were hailed as heroes, and, as we like to say, they have been trying to repeat that experience ever since.41.

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