Planning alumnus Mike Lydon co-authors book Planetizen named one of the best of ‘09

Mike Lydon, M.U.P.’07, is co-author with new urbanists Andres Duany and Jeff Speck on “The Smart Growth Manual,” a guide for smart growth based on the pattern of the Charter for New Urbanism. The book made urban planning website Planetizen’s 2010 list of top 10 books published in 2009. Planetizen editors describe it as “a highly readable, portable book” that incorporates the best parts of current planning practices. Lydon is also the founder of The Street Plans Collaborative, a firm specializing in active transportation and the public realm.