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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 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".
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

    113 Brattle Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02138
  • Authors:
    • Fulton, W
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728822
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 22 1996 12:00AM