new urbanismNational Geographic has a fairly awesome new web feature. It’s an interactive look at smart growth that does a good job of spelling out — with pictures! — some of the key differences between low-density sprawl and healthier compact communities. There’s more in the magazine.

Unfortunately, NG’s representation of healthy urban development seems to make a puzzling omission. I was unable to find the multibillion dollar giant new elevated freeway through the heart of town — the hallmark of responsible planning for the future.

A bit odd, if you ask me.

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