Posts Tagged ‘reston’

In Housing Trends, Arlington’s in the 1920s, Greenbelt the ’30s, Reston the ’60s, and D.C. the 2010s

In the chronology of housing construction trends, Arlington is a product of the 1920s (and 1980s), Greenbelt is a Depression baby, and Reston owes its heritage to the 1960s. And D.C.? It's a child of the here and now.
At least according to Builder Magazine. The magazine of the National Association of Home Builders has a nifty [...]

The Insidiousness of Model Cities

Nicolai Ouroussoff had a mind-boggling piece in Saturday's Times about Masdar, the beginnings of a one-mile-square burg on a sandy expanse outside Abu Dhabi. In concept, the plan is breath-takingly ambitious: To create a self-contained, carbon-neutral city of 45,000 people, making use of intense sun and desert breezes to supply their electricity (all funded [...]