Friday, April 9, 2010

Local Newspaper Editor Learns to Love New Urbanism

Matt Festa alerted me to this piece; apparently he loved his time visiting at UGA so much that he still reads the local paper.  One of the editors of the Athens Banner-Herald recently visited Seaside and decided maybe New Urbanism isn't so bad after all.  The examples we've had of mixed-use development here in Athens have not been very successful - the usual opposition to density and trouble getting appropriate commercial have been bugaboos here.  If Athens were ever to get a development that had the quality of Seaside (although how could you ever replicate the sea views?) folks here might better be able to get behind the concept.

Jamie Baker Roskie

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/2010/04/local-newspaper-editor-learns-to-love-new-urbanism.html

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Well someone's got to keep track of things in Athens while Jamie runs around playing Crazy Neigbor, chasing giant dirt piles, and whatnot.

Posted by: Matt Festa | Apr 9, 2010 7:02:26 AM

Damn straight! BTW, here's the latest on my reign as Queen of Dirt:

http://www.redandblack.com/2010/04/08/land-dispute-gets-dirtier/

Posted by: Jamie Baker Roskie | Apr 9, 2010 11:40:11 AM

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