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Meeting Moule & Polyzoides

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Blogger Ugly Angel has scored an interview with Pasadena architects Elizabeth Moule and Stefanos Polyzoides. Not surprisingly, many of their comments focus on New Urbanism. "When we started this practice in 1990, we tried to decide what we would call ourselves. I suggested “architects and urbanists” and Liz glazed over, because at the time the word had such little currency. Now, urbanism has become a given. Perhaps our greatest contribution is that the notion of urbanism—the idea that cities merit significant attention—has made it to the top of every agenda in this country: the academic agenda, the political agenda, the municipal agenda. The fight now is about how we do it, but the fact that we need to do it is absolutely without doubt." A lot of knocking of suburbia follows.