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Summit tour looks to the old as a model for new urbanism

Philip Langdon of New Haven, CT., takes a photograph of Lawrence the Indian during a tour of Schenectady's Historic Stockade Section Friday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Philip Langdon of New Haven, CT., takes a photograph of Lawrence the Indian during a tour of Schenectady's Historic Stockade Section Friday.
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The oldest part of Schenectady was touted Friday as the model for a new way of thinking about communities.

During an intimate walking tour of the Stockade Historic District, which kicked off a two-day conference on community development, Guilderland architect Dominick Ranieri highlighted the neighborhood’s safe crosswalks on narrow streets, green space in between houses and roads, reasonable speeds on cars and history of mixed residential and commercial structures.

“We used to do it ...

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