In the loveliest town of all, where the houses were white and high and the elm trees were green and higher than the houses, where the front yards were wide and pleasant and the back yards were bushy and worth finding out about, where the streets sloped down to the stream and the stream flowed quietly under the bridge, where the lawns ended in orchards and the the orchards ended in fields and the fields ended in pastures and the pastures climbed the hill and disappeared over the top towards the wonderful wide sky, in this loveliest of all towns…
Léon Krier is a renowned architect, urbanist and neo-traditional theorist from Brussels. He studied Architecture at the University of Stuttgart. He is the architect of the Prince of Wales’s model town of Poundbury in Dorset, England and is considered by many to be the intellectual godfather of the New Urbanism movement in the US. Mr. Krier has been a consultant to His Royal Highness, Charles, The Prince of Wales, since 1988.
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