A practicing architect and planner and a founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism, he advocates smart growth in the form of dense, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly communities.(Books: Sustainable Communities; The Next American Metropolis; Ecology, Community, and the American Dream; The Regional City).

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The Next American Metropolis
A review of the 1993 Peter Calthorpe book by Scott London.
A Different Kind of Urb
New York Times book review and sample chapter from The Regional City. (February 18, 2001)
Peter Calthorpe: The Way Cities Oughta Be
Peter Gauvin interviews the design consultant behind Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan revision, who also coauthored the book "Sustainable Communities". (August 17, 1994)
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