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Urbanist Testimonial

Thanks to my lovely Bethany for finding this one:

Confessions of an Empty-Nester

While agreeing that urbanism (or rather "New Urbanism") would help develop a better sense of community, I should also add that, based on my experience in the very urban environment of Göttingen, friendly community doesn't automatically follow from the surroundings. The people you meet on the streets or in the grocery store of Göttingen are still more reserved and less outgoing than the average person in Lincoln. A more urban environment might help some of the problems, but it's not in itself the end-all solution to lack of community.*

*Though some of the problem could be my reserved personality. :)

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