At the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning held in Atlanta in November 2000, the session which drew by far the largest attendance was ‘Planning and the New Urbanism,’ which featured architect Andreas Duany. Those in attendance were treated to an animated and, at times, vitriolic attack on planners and planning processes, not unlike the vinegary verbal assaults Jane Jacobs dished out in the early 1960s in The Death and Life of Great American Cities1and in her many reviews, essays and public presentations on planning. Like Jacobs, Duany decried the lack of consideration of human scale in the products of modernists, and challenged planners to revise the rules of development to create and to safeguard vibrant urban places.