Anthem, Arizona Madeleine visits Anthem, Arizona, a new planned city for 50,000 outside Phoenix. It's been in the works for ten years and has all sorts of amenities: stores, schools, roads--and plenty of rules about what you can and can't do. But some environmenalists are worried that planned communities like Anthem are eroding what's left of the Arizona desert.
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Anthem, Arizona

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Anthem, Arizona

Anthem, Arizona

Anthem, Arizona

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Madeleine visits Anthem, Arizona, a new planned city for 50,000 outside Phoenix. It's been in the works for ten years and has all sorts of amenities: stores, schools, roads—and plenty of rules about what you can and can't do. But some environmenalists are worried that planned communities like Anthem are eroding what's left of the Arizona desert.