On this last episode, we look back on 23 years of joyous, difficult and always informative conversation.
Robert Simon, the brain behind one of America’s best-known models of planned suburban development, recently passed away. But he left behind a legacy in Reston, Va., that continues to influence how neighborhoods are conceived and developed. Even as mid-century planned developments like Reston and Columbia, Md. enter their sixth decade, they still carry lessons for urban designers across the world. Architect and urban planner Roger Lewis joins us to explore whether planned communities function as their creators intended – and where they still fit into the fabric of the D.C. region.
- Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park
- Milton Matthews CEO, Columbia Association; former CEO, Reston Association
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