UnSprawl Case Study: Agritopia in Gilbert, Arizona

Crafted with a sort of evangelical "New Ruralism," the 166-acre Agritopia neighborhood east of Phoenix mixes gardens, pastures, orchards, restaurants, lush trails, and more with historically inspired homes designed to bring neighbors together.
September 24, 2009, 1pm PDT | sbuntin
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Located in the rapidly developing town of Gilbert, Arizona, Agritopia is the Phoenix area's first traditional neighborhood development and among the nation's first mixed-used communities to integrate working agriculture. Rather than similar principles of New Urbanism, however, the 166-acre community built on the last undeveloped portion of the Johnston family farm is based on a set of Christian foundational principles and subsequent derived principles that range from promoting a simpler life to honoring agriculture. Indeed, Agritopia could be called evangelical New Ruralism."

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Published on Monday, September 21, 2009 in Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments
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