This presentation is about the planning tools of the next century. New Urbanism
and Smart Growth concepts have been widely embraced for redevelopment and
new growth areas. Yet the problems faced by the proponents of these approaches
are many. They include community opposition to density and the mixing of uses,
outdated regulatory practices, and difficulties related to financing. As the
tools you see in this presentation move from the testing phase to everyday
use, these barriers to building better communities will diminish.