Watch & Learn: Ellen Dunham-Jones TED Speech on Retrofitting Suburbia

About a year and a half ago, I made a trip down to Decatur for an evening lecture that Ellen Dunham-Jones was giving at a church as part of a community education effort that Decatur was promoting. Her talk was actually a fill in talk after Andres Duany had to cancel his appearance. I decided to still go as I had heard about her book, Retrofitting Suburbia, from a friend and it sounded interesting. Her talk went for a little over an hour and was very informative. It was essentially an overview of the book. This TED talk is about 20 minutes and covers most of the ideas from her book without getting too wonky. Many of the principles discussed are critical to properly redeveloping Roswell. Think about the southern end of Alpharetta Highway and the intersection at Holcomb Bridge. Great things could happen in that area if we have the vision, will and the patience. Enjoy...