The Next America Revisited

  title={The Next America Revisited},
  author={David Matthew Levinson},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={329 - 344}
  • D. Levinson
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Education
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
This article examines Columbia, Maryland, called “The Next America” by its founders in 1967. It compares the planning goals and actual achievements over the third of a century that the city has existed. The physical plan and social plan are discussed in turn, and their reinforcing aspects are considered. Issues of community and identity, racial integration, education, religion, transportation, shopping, work, and parks are addressed. Many of the goals have been achieved; others have fallen… 

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