The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, June 19, 2006
Salting Cities
A one-evening seminar Stained Glass Urbanism is being put on by Work Research Foundation in nearby Vancouver, B.C. this coming Wednesday. Along with the seminar, it has published a string of articles on urbanism from a Christian perspective worth taking a long look at.

Their approach (see their white paper) might see New Urbanism through slightly rose-colored glasses. Brand new NU projects (such as Seaside, Fla) often come off as urban Disneylands rather than real cities. But it better than the suburban alternative. Purhaps NU holds more promise giving guidance to the restoration of cities neighborhoods - which is how WRF is seeing it.

If only it were a bit closer than a six hour drive! Alas.