New Urbanism


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New Urbanism

An approach to designing cities, towns, and neighborhoods that tries to reduce traffic and eliminate sprawl. Although the term New Urbanism emerged during the late 1980s and early 1990s, its principles are much older.
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526) New urbanism would require a balance that provides some state oversight yet preserves local autonomy.
Already I notice that it is "fashionable" to teach architecture students to ridicule new urbanism projects, ignoring their commercial success.
New urbanism developments are under construction on formerly unoccupied land in Fayetteville and in Conway.
Keywords: New urbanism, urban design, planning theory
Relying more on mid-rise developments than high rises, New Urbanism claims to have fixed the problems of Le Corbusier's Radiant City.
1) Complete with its own Charter, annual conferences, and growing membership in the official Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) organization, the movement attracts comparisons to the International Congress of Modern Architecture (CIAM), the equivalent organization for modernism, even while it defines itself in direct opposition to modernist architecture and planning.
He spoke of New Urbanism as an example of how an effective program can help a city become more valuable.
New Urbanism, also called traditional neighborhood development, livable communities, and smart growth, is a philosophy of building human-scale neighborhoods in place of single-use subdivisions, shopping centers and office parks.
The husband-and-wife team of town planners Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are typically credited as the founders of new urbanism, a style of community design that embraces mixed use (commercial and residential) development in pedestrian-friendly and green space-rich neighborhoods-much like the old neighborhoods many baby-boomers remember before suburban sprawl made us all slaves to our cars.
November 25-27 marks the Towards a New Urbanism event, which sees the RIBA Stirling Prize - the most prestigious award for contemporary British architecture - presented in Liverpool to celebrate the city's crowning year.
Urban locales, at their best, help fulfill the human drive for order, beauty, and community, Bess argues, in this fascinating study of old versus new urbanism.
There he will give a speech to the Congress for New Urbanism on "sustainable cities".

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