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I and my partners are by no means 'card-carrying' New Urbanists; however, we do acknowledge the prolific contributions they have made to the theory and practice of urbanism, and are often perplexed by those who dismiss their work all too readily.
Bohl's, New Urbanism and the City: Potential Applications and Implications for Distressed Inner-City Neighborhoods--The Politics of Design: The New Urbanists vs.
When interest in such developments started to mount, seven prominent New Urbanists (architects Peter Calthorpe, Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides, and Daniel Solomon, as well as organizer Peter Katz) founded the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) to promote and disseminate information about New Urbanism.
The "10-minute walk" is a basic principle of New Urbanists, who say that's the amount of time most people are willing to spend walking to their destination in these days of auto-addiction.
Whereas it may be possible via creative architectural and landscape design to produce high-density single-family home developments in the suburbs that are compatible with these preferences, it is probably impossible at the close-in infill sites promoted by the New Urbanists. Developers are not stupid, large ones have extensive marketing expertise, and in general they produce the housing that buyers want so as to guarantee their profitability.
The New Urbanists, he charges, talk about intimate, pedestrian places, but duplicitously situate most of their projects on the metropolitan fringe, compounding sprawl.
He points out that most of the vituperation comes from drive-by critics who glimpse suburbia only fleetingly and through an urbanist windshield.
"[New Urbanists say] 'There's a problem--automobile use--and we have a solution.' I'm not sure we all agree there's a problem.
Until recently, urban planning ignored the guidelines of the new urbanists. Rather than focusing efforts on the interconnectedness of all aspects of a city, urban planners attempted to rebuild cities around major tourist attractions and other money-getters.
New Urbanists have shrunk from making the tough choices that Portland residents have faced.
In its call for diversity, the New Urbanists have made peace with developers and consumers by demonstrating that at least half of the new detached homes sold in the U.S.
To draw on urbanist James Howard Kunstler's approach, including these sorts of similarly flawed attempts at humanizing suburban blight, Walmart's new town centers are akin to "bandaids." The big boxes may stem the bleeding for awhile, but death is coming eventually.