THE NEW URBANISM: HOPE OR HYPE FOR AMERICAN COMMUNITIES?
This report discusses New Urbanism, an urban and transportation planning movement. New Urbanists generally seek to redefine American communities through a specific set of physical design and "placemaking" standards that recall traditional small towns and neighborhoods. Their movement strives to achieve two broad ranging goals: 1. to create a greater sense of community by accommodating more diversity of land uses and social interaction in neighborhoods and by rethinking the "public realm", especially public spaces and the typical streetscape; and 2. to reorient the typical community toward a pedestrian- and transit-friendly environment, while also minimizing negative traffic and environmental effects.
- This report is based, in part, on a seminar sponsored by the Lincoln Institute in December, 1995. The seminar was entitled "The Influence of New Urbanism: Design, Development and Behavior".
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy113 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA United States 02138
- Fulton, W
- Publication Date: 1996
- Features: Photos; References;
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: City planning; Communities; Design; Environmental protection; Land use; Neighborhoods; New towns; Pedestrians; Public transit; Traffic control; Transportation planning
- Uncontrolled Terms: New urbanism; Planned communities
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00728822
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 22 1996 12:00AM