The effort to save the American economy is front and center at the moment, but a term is four long years. Beyond the immediate crisis, President-elect Obama -- who hadn't exactly set a modest agenda before the economic collapse -- hopes to transform much of America's political landscape, from foreign policy to energy to health care. It's a daunting to-do list, but urbanists -- planners, economists, and environmentalists seeking a change in the way America builds its cities -- think that Obama's task can be made easier. If we rethink our cities -- the way we build our neighborhoods and …
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