b a n ce ntur y r u e
URBAN IS BACK. Its not only good for the planet, your health, and your social life, but also for the municipal pocket book.
Cities first expanded upwards in the industrial age, then outward with the advent of the car and the post WWII era exodus to the suburbs. This was followed by a period of urban decline and the familiar remedy of urban renewal. Recently, there has been a revived interest in urban areas. The new industry
is information, with workers able to stay connected virtually and live where they want. Now urban is the new green, with Baby Boomers, Gen x, and Gen y all taking advantage of the convenience and lifestyle afforded by historic, walkable places that were built for people, like Burlington. planBTV
Downtown & Waterfront Master Plan for Burlington, Vermont. Adopted June 10, 2013.