Lean Urbanism as answer to played out Creative Class

One answer could be “Lean Urbanism,” an emerging set of ideas that are aligned with New Urbanism. Lean Urbanism is an answer, in a way, to gentrification. Millennials, immigrants, and people who work with their hands (also known as “self-builders”) have something in common, according to urban planner Andres Duany: They often don’t have the capital to get things done in today’s heavily-regulated urban places. Lean Urbanism is all about “lighter, quicker, cheaper” ways to revitalize cities and towns. It’s about streamlined codes and small-scale development that doesn’t require elevators and parking garages.“populist” urbanism

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