The Quest to Make the Perfect Place
Imagine a place where you can stroll down the sidewalk, wave to your
neighbors on their porch, then pick up your dry cleaning or have lunch at the café.
That’s the kind of walkable, compact, mixed-use community envisioned by the
founders of New Urbanism—including Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. But some people say
there’s a reason one of Plater-Zyberk’s developments played a starring role in a
memorable Hollywood film about overly constructed reality.