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Shaping The City: A New Vision For Columbia, Md.

When James Rouse designed Columbia, Md., in the late 1960s, his groundbreaking plan envisioned an integrated community with open-plan schools, a central mall and interfaith worship centers. Nearly 50 years later, suburban-style planning is out of favor, and the growing city has a new vision: high-rise buildings and a walkable, urban center. We explore the hopes -- and fears -- of residents about what the changes will mean for Columbia’s unique character.

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