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Planned Communities

A planned community, or planned city, is a community that was carefully planned from its inception. This guide provides basic information about these communities along with print and electronic resources.

General Resources

Dietsch, Deborah K. "The Utopia Next Door; Searching for the Smart Suburbs of the Future? Look to Washington's Past." The Washington Post Sunday Magazine. 28 August 2001

Radburn, New Jersey

Freeman, Allen. "Suburb on the Green." Preservation 52, 5 (2000): 58.

Lee, C. and Stabin-Nesmith, B. "The Continuing Value of a Planned Community: Radburn in the Evolution of Suburban Development." Journal of Urban Design 6, 2 (2001): 151-184.

New Deal Towns

Fairbanks, Robert B. "Greenhills: Model for Metropolitan Development." Queen City Heritage 48, 4 (1990): 3-14.

Gillette, Jane Brown. "Back to the Future: Utopian Housing Survives in Greenbelt, Maryland." Historic Preservation 46, 5 (1994): 22.

Reston, Virginia

Hochstein, Marc. "Planned Communities at Middle Age". Grid 3(5) (June 2001): 66-71.

New Urbanism

Bogorad, Leonard. "Washington: a New Urbanist Frontier," Urban Land, 58(9), (September 1999): 72-77, 114-115.

Florida towns: Seaside and Celebration

Pollan, Michael. "Town-Building Is No Mickey Mouse Operation". New York Times Magazine: December 14, 1997.