We are at a unique cross roads in the evolution of American Urbanism.
Still in the throes of the largest systemic failure we have experienced in the history of this country, our economic, social and ecological models are rapidly deteriorating; threatening our very existence as a society.
Places such as Braddock, PA are in the eye of this storm. They offer us the greatest opportunities to question the way we currently build our cities, towns and villages, and encourage us to create new models more appropriate to solving the problems of our times.
Towns like Braddock exist all across this country. As the NEXT Generation of Urbanists, we believe that these communities are not disposable. They have in them, a certain resiliency that makes their revival a real possibility. We must focus our attention to these places as opposed to further expanding the suburban footprint of this country.This is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our generation.