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CNU 22: Only to urbanists would Buffalo be better than Dallas

Buffalo City Hall

In my last post, I began my report from CNU 22, the 22nd annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Today, I’ll offer some moments from the conference. Not detailed analysis, but just moments. Snippets of conversation or observations that give a flavor to what it’s like to hang […]

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A city trying to rediscover happiness

Historic Buffalo

Leo Tolstoy’s most famous quote may be “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (For those who haven’t studied Russian literature, it’s the first line in “Anna Karenina”.)

In the forty years since I first read that line, I’ve found it to be usually […]