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Monday, September 26, 2011

Flashback Monday: A Man With a Plan


Please to be enjoying this picture of a younger, and inexplicably green, Bob Simon working on the master plan of the then even-younger Reston from the nerve center of his one-time manse. It's not clear if he's trying to figure out where to stick the sinews, but the accompanying brochure shares these two convictions about the "Reston Plan":
People should be able to do the things they enjoy, near where they live.

Many Americans want the stability of belonging to one community for a lifetime. They are tired of rootlessness.
Among many other things, we think this -- apparently now open, according to several Confidential Restonian Operatives! -- is a perfect example of point #1. And the validity of point #2 has been confirmed by no less an authority than a fancy newsmagazine. So some five decades later, we're 2-0, thanks to a community that has stuck to those convictions, the end.

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