What's now in: light rail, green space and vibrant downtown districts.Silly American Planners... trying to move the U.S. into the 21st century...Americans are not only rebuilding their cities and homes, they're also rebuilding their sense of community.
The Great Recession has also forced some to rediscover the value of community. Some of this has been done by establishing time banks, where members trade services that are tracked by hours rather than dollar value.
Pretty interesting read - put forward from a newscaster type point of view, but still looks good for planning. Now only if it was politically easy to do.