Howard Gillette, Jr.


On his book Civitas by Design: Building Better Communities, from the Garden City to the New Urbanism

Cover Interview of July 11, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Twentieth century environmental interventions and their community consequences.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“I have been absorbed with the detrimental effects of separating social from physical design considerations in urban planning and allied fields.”

On the second:

“The history of interventions to upgrade physical conditions with hopes of strengthening our civic life offer both precedents and lessons for improvement.  We have the information to extend these efforts. We need only the will to act.”