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A visitor to Radburn

On Thursday Radburn entertained a remarkable visitor, 99 yr old Robert E. Simon, the man who envisioned Reston, VA. Like Radburn, Reston is a planned community, but build in 1961. Like Radburn, it is a community of mixed housing and business, and pedestrian safe neighborhoods. Unlike Radburn, it houses 60.000 …


Radburn, NJ became a National Historic Landmark Site in 2005. It was planned in the late 1920’s by Clarence Stein and Henry Wright as a model city, after the English Garden City model of Ebenezer Howard. The plan called for a town of about 30,000 inhabitants, with mixed housing, industry …