Back in 2008, Lancaster, PA mayor Rick Gray bluntly stated "get ready for a sea change," when discussing plans to transform the city's downtown into a walkable, vibrant destination. "Walkability is what the new urbanism is all about," Gray told the Lancaster New Era at the time. "Will people want to walk for blocks around the convention center? Yeah, people will walk."

And Lancaster has adopted New Urbanism wholeheartedly under his watch. Take a peek at the cover of the latest issue of local Lancaster rag FIG to see just how much: