Free New Urbanism 'Pattern Book' For Gulf Coast Redevelopment

Mississippi governor urges rebuilding in hurricane-hit areas to adopt traditional features. Opponents criticize "dominance of New Urbanism" and focus on "historicist designs" in official efforts.

"...the Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal...will begin giving away free copies of 'A Pattern Book for Gulf Coast Neighborhoods.'

The 72-page pattern book details the basic features of traditional houses and, starting with a letter from Governor Barbour himself, strongly urges people to replicate them as closely as possible as they rebuild.

The book is a result of planning efforts in the region by a politically well-connected group of designers known as the Congress for New Urbanism, which advocates old-fashioned ways of building houses, neighborhoods and towns."

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00
DVD Cover of The Story of Sprawl

The Story of Sprawl

See how America changed shape in this collection of historic films that visually document how sprawl evolved.
$29.99 for 2-DVD SET