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The Seaside Institute

The Seaside Institute is dedicated to the following purposes:

  • Documenting the founding and development of the community of Seaside, which is widely considered the birthplace of land use planning philosophy known as the New Urbanism.


  • Educating public officials, students, professionals and the general public about the benefits and techniques of New Urbanism, including the study of historical precedents. 


  • Fostering education, cultural activities and the arts within Seaside and the surrounding area.

The Seaside Institute brings together the best thinkers and practitioners in the field of New Urbanism to discuss and debate at the highest level. Like-minded organizations are linked together so that they can learn from one another. The necessary tools to improve the way communities are formed and developed are then shared with the Institute’s partners through collaboration.

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