EconSouth (Second Quarter 2006)

BACK GROUND


planned communities
Peachtree City photo and illustration courtesy of Peachtree City, Ga.; Levittown photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
From the original Levittown in New York (top left), a planned—albeit cookie-cutter—suburb developed in the 1940s, to Peachtree City, Ga., a planned community built around the concept of villages complete with shopping, 90 miles of paths crisscrossing the community, and 8,000 golf carts traversing bridges and lakes, the idea of New Urbanism has taken root.


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