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We are located in the architecturally renowned Seaside, Florida, a mecca for lovers of New Urbanism. In honor of the special place we call home and the many people who come to explore it, we have created an extensive architecture section. Here a few of our favorites/popular reads.
*2010 Seaside Prize Recipient*
Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it?
In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices.
Seaside, Florida, is a town designed as an "ideal"
community, where houses have front porches and verandas, picket fences,
sleeping porches, where streets are carved and paved with brick, and
sidewalks are made of pebbles and seashells. This resort town on
Florida's panhandle coast has had an extraordinary impact on the
thinking of architects, developers, planners, traffic engineers,
sociologists, environmentalists, and even political thinkers. As the
first, the most widely published, and now at twenty-five by far the most
esteemed and well-known example of the revival of traditional
neighborhood design, Seaside has become the icon of the New Urbanism
movement, and has been emulated extensively.