Elizabeth Moule Featured on American Public Media’s Marketplace


Metro Gold Line train and Mission Meridian Village, South Pasadena, California

American Public Media’s daily radio program, Marketplace, continued its series, “The Next American Dream” with an interview of Elizabeth Moule, principal of Moule & Polyzoides, on the firm’s design of the award-winning Mission Station Transit-Oriented Development. The series is exploring ways in which architects and developers are rethinking the traditional single-family home in response to changing economic influences, environmental considerations and contemporary family lifestyles.

Ms. Moule discussed a number of the characteristics that make Mission Station affordable, community-oriented and sustainable. These include a mix of commercial and residential uses, a walkable Neighborhood setting, adjacency to a light rail transit station, landscaped courtyards, emphasis on permanence of construction, densities that relate to the scale of the Neighborhood, and lower cost relative to single-family homes. She noted that an increasing number of Americans are embracing this more sustainable, family-oriented urban lifestyle as an alternative to the time, expense and isolation of long commutes engendered by sprawl.

Watch the video and read the interview