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.
November 29, 2005, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"...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."

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Published on Monday, November 28, 2005
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