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On Building Optimism

The need for hope in the future of our built environment

Swann Ridge within Serenbe, a new community in Chattahoochee Hills. GA. Source: Rhinehart-Pulliam

Most new places in America aren’t very good. This is both a common refrain, and an observable, subjective, reality. While I’d go so far as to call it an objective fact, for those who won’t, there’s little doubt that most of our new places leave much to be desired. Acres of sprawling…




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Coby Lefkowitz

Coby Lefkowitz

Urbanist, Developer, Writer, & Optimist working to create more beautiful, sustainable, healthy, equitable and people-oriented places.

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