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Future of placemaking: Engaging places need affordable homes, mobility, authenticity

In the early days of our careers, the country was still in the throes of the post-World War II suburban sprawl. Even though we all knew this type of development was ultimately unsustainable, this was what most municipalities and developers pursued, and many of our clients were no exception. However, a movement to change the suburban sprawl paradigm and return to the historic model of community design was taking shape, led by architect and urban planner Andrés Duany and known as New Urbanism.