Part one of the “American Makeover” youtube movie is out now. These are the guys that won the Congress for New Urbanism short movie, “Built to last” which I have linked to on my REZONE master page. The interview with the architect is fascinating. He claims he lost 10 pounds in 6 months just by living there… and walking just that bit more because he didn’t have to drive everywhere.
The social feedback from this real life example of New Urbanism also confirms all the studies that describe the much more intimate local relationships and real sense of community and happiness possible, simply because of the way in which our built environment influences the social fabric.