Radburn

Paul Myron

Radburn park represents the industrialization boom of the early 20th century and the need for urban reform at that time.  Radburn is a cleverly designed community that allows pedestrians to walk all throughout the community and into the center of town while never crossing a road.  I was very surprised to learn that Radburn was the first ever “superblock” community.  A superblock community is a neighborhood surrounded by main roads (usually four of them).  In the middle of the roads lies a park and community ideal for raising children because of its safety and separation from main roads.  Radburn is affordable, yet spacious due to its unique design that maximizes land use for each property.

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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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