Last week was the Lean Urbanism gathering in Detroit. Andrés Duany has opened more eyes to what is happening in our Suburban Experiment than anyone alive today, including me. He connected the last dots for me and I literally owe him my sanity. Here's more brilliance from one of the key founders of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU).

Andrés Duany, co-founder of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), discusses the prospects for New Urbanism within local government. Andrés suggests that local communities need to be more flexible organizations in the 21st century amidst ongoing economic constraints. “Lean Urbanism” outlines several promising techniques for building resilient communities, including Tactical Urbanism, Code-Free Zones, “Pink Codes”, Original Green, and Light Imprint.