I swiped this one from 1000 Friends’ e-mail newsletter.
Religious leaders are getting behind New Urbanism on the grounds that “the philosophy behind New Urbanism is a possible antidote to the isolation experienced by many churches and Christians.”
Sprawl makes it more difficult for churches to achieve their objectives, Bess said. For example, anyone who can’t operate a vehicle — the young, old or disabled — are disenfranchised, he said.
“Just as a matter of social justice it’s arguably better to make mixed-use, walkable environments,” Bess said.