Part I of this essay asked what kinds of cities Americans want to live in. Part II investigates how urban design is making these cities not only denser and more vibrant, but also more verdant, walkable, and sociable. Botharticles are adapted from Witold Rybczynski's new book Makeshift Metropolis: Ideas About Cities.
Click here to read a slide-show essay on the cities we want.
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