Tweeting Live from the Congress for the New Urbanism in Denver

OK. I’ve finally succumbed to Twitter and I’m using it to keep track of interesting quotes, observations and tidbits at the 17th annual Congress for the New Urbanism
conference in Denver. There’s a lot of great stuff happening here and
plenty of interesting people. I’m not sure how much of that I can
convey in 140 character text bursts. But I’m a professional haikuist so let’s see what I can do.

You can follow me @naparstek

And you can follow other conference attendees at #cnu17.

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