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New Urbanism’s big impact on medium cities

A quick look at what some huge decisions made by medium sized cities have done since they were made 20 years ago

In mid-sized or smaller cities, the effects of New Urbanism can be much more dramatic. In these places, a few good infill projects, livelier public spaces, and new streetscapes can feel like a whole new downtown. Birmingham, Michigan; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Providence, Rhode Island; and many others that adopted a new urban approach 15 or 20 years ago have transformed themselves to a significant degree. 

The impact on Saskatoon could be similar if Saskatoon City Council has the courage to stick with the City Centre Plan and execute the North Downtown Plan.