Vilan Kvyat

The community of Radburn is located within the town of Fair Lawn on the opposite side of the Broadway District. It runs north to the border of Glen Rock and east on the border of Paramus. Radburn represents a community that was specifically planned to meet peoples’ needs during the Motor Age in the 1920s. Radburn’s community is independent from the town of Fair Lawn, although it is still a part of the town.

I was struck by the fact that Radburn’s community was built specifically so that its residents would have all of their general necessities, and be able to walk to all of them without crossing any major roads. Also, the way each street was designed to have its houses facing parks and playgrounds gives me a sense of safety in the community that I had never seen in another community.


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