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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The "Charter of the New Urbanism," a set of principles agreed to by the movement's leading architects and developers, stresses the importance of income diversity and a variety of housing types within neighborhoods.
Rafa Fernandez de Mesa, First Vice President of Operations of the Cebu-bred AboitizLand, said new urbanism takes inspiration from traditional neighborhoods where civic spaces like parks and churches were very accessible by foot from one's home.
Stressing a hallmark of New Urbanism, it is to be "walkable," with a green space reachable on foot within three minutes, he said.
In fact there is no consensus about its meaning; as a result, theoreticians have propounded their definitions as for example 'city sense and city design' by Kevin Lynch; 'New Urbanism' by Andres Duany and Peter Katz; and 'community design' by Edward Lozano.
New urbanism attempts to recreate that experience in suburban Environments--creating denser neighborhoods with more diversity, and walkable environments with shared public spaces, and cutting down on the prevalence and dependence on cars.
legacy of America, new urbanism aims to restore the once vital and
The Congress for New Urbanism Charter is still the only coherent formulation of a global ecological development project, appositely initiated and formulated by independent professionals, motivated by constitutional objectives.
Leyland Alliance, LLC is a real estate development company focused on the creation of mixed-used sustainable neighborhoods founded upon the principles of New Urbanism. Based in Tuxedo, NY the company develops neighborhoods that highlight innovative construction and environmental responsibility.
Joining the Appraisal Institute were representatives from the city of Chicago, the Council for New Urbanism and the Illinois Chapter of the U.S.
New Urbanism has been offered as an alternative theory and method of planning to more adequately grapple with these problems.
On the last day, the Future Cities will host an exclusive full-day workshop on New Urbanism, a movement that promotes regional planning for open spaces and context appropriate architecture that have transformed real estate development and municipal land use strategies.

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