New urbanism and crime

by Chris Bertram on November 1, 2003

I “promised”: to come back to the new urbanism and crime issue. But as it happens, David Sucher — more knowledgeable than I — “has done a pretty good job”: of responding to the alarmist and misleading “Operation Scorpion report”: . And don’t miss the comments to his post, especially from Matthew Hardy of the International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (“INTBAU”: ).



David Sucher 11.01.03 at 3:10 pm

Chris’ judgement that my response was merely “pretty good” is absolutely accurate and even a bit charitable.

I found it difficult to write the post — hence the delay –because the Police Report was so oddly put that I didn’t quite know where to start or how to get a hook in. Perhaps I should have been brisker: “Report confuses New Urbanism with strawman!”

Anyway. a ‘fisking’ and authoritative response will have to come from CNU or its British counterparts.


David Sucher 11.01.03 at 5:24 pm

CNU = Congress for the New Urbanism


Chris Bertram 11.01.03 at 6:54 pm

Funnily enough, I nearly posted on the different meanings of “quite good” as between British and American English the other day. Anyway, I’ve no idea whether or not “pretty good” is susceptible of misunderstanding – but my intention was to commend your post David.

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