Libertarian Planning

Wow, this is cool. Jane Jacobs and Ken Greenberg boiled urban planning into two rules:

  1. New buildings must not be set back from the street
  2. New buildings must not exceed the height of existing buildings

Aside from these two rules, anything else is allowed. It's libertarian urban planning.

This is awesome. It requires buildings to address the street (one of the must crucial features of a walkable neighborhood) and not overpower their surroundings. The essence of livable places in just two simple rules.

(Via City Comforts)