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Lewyn Addresses America

A little politics, a little urbanism- I also blog 100 percent on urbanism at https://www.planetizen.com/user/63 and http://www.cnu.org/blog/194

I went to CNU (the 20th Congress for New Urbanism) last week in Palm Beach- my posts from the conference are here (the May 10-11 posts).   Probably the most memorable parts:

*A detailed discussion of ways to make on-street parking less painful for drivers (on the theory that it reduces the demand for off-street parking requirements)

*A discussion of urbanism in China- the good and the bad.

*A discussion of how streets became the province of cars rather than pedestrians.

Also interesting: a visit to Palm Beach (wonderful, rich and pedestrian-friendly though bus service very much) and downtown West Palm (mixed bag – some nice blocks some less so).  I also think I learned how to use Twitter.

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