Green Planning in North Dakota

Green Planning in North Dakota

By Diana Budds
Amid the tall grasses and open skies of the Great Plains, forward-thinking urban planning ideas take root in North Dakota.

Like many low-density cities, Fargo, North Dakota (population 107,000), is a victim of sprawl. To combat his hometown’s swelling city limits, developer Doug Burgum applied the infill and adaptive reuse lessons he gleaned while living in San Francisco and Chicago. "You can’t have a healthy community without a healthy core," he says. "And people want to live in a vibrant core, whether it’s in Fargo or in California."

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