The Value Of New Urbanism

A new study finds interesting contradictions in what Americans are willing to pay to live in new urbanist communities.
December 29, 2003, 8am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Gerrit Knaap, a co-author of the study, which appears in the Journal of Urban Economics, says home buyers pay a premium for elements like connected street networks, smaller blocks, better pedestrian access to shops and proximity to light rail. But while they're willing to pay a premium to be near these elements, they don't actually want to live in the thick of them." [The link below is available to non-subscribers for the next seven days.]

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Sunday, December 28, 2003 in Wall St. Journal
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