The Greendale Blueprint

Celebrating 70 years of New Deal urban planning
By Christopher Miller
The leafy suburb of Greendale is one of the most distinctive communities in the Milwaukee area. Even the most casual visitor will notice the differences between Greendale—with its mix of charming but affordable single- and multiple-family residences and well-thought-out village center—and the typical car-centric American suburb. The astute observer might see a forerunner of New Urbanism in Greendale’s blend of twisting streets and homes that do not turn their backs on those streets, a feature that joins home and community seamlessly. Designed to accommodate car traffic but never subservient to it, Greendale is equally accessible to drivers, bikers, walkers and joggers. Read More...