All posts tagged microcities

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Greek philosopher Plato thought the ideal polis had 5,000 inhabitants. A city that size is way too small in our times, but that cap on population had a reason: it allowed for participation, so that every citizen could have a measurable contribution to the polis. So how can we achieve this in bigger cities? Read more
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Real estate trends, urban planning theorists, and architects in North America are coming to the realization that more and more young people - Generation Y - and even their soon-to-be-empty nest parents, want a smaller home. And not just anywhere, they want it in a walkable community. Read more