Rating TND Design

Laurence Aurbach applies anevaluation system to illustrate how TND design can be rated using a small,relatively simple set of standards.
December 20, 2004, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A simple, sensible neighborhood evaluation system can be useful in several ways. It can recognize the accomplishments of talented designers, planners and developers. It can be a teaching tool, illustrating the ways hybrid developments can be improved. And it's a way to communicate good urban design principles: It supplements guidebooks, case studies and checklists, and provides a more objective definition of new urbanism."

This article applies a simplified evaluation system to the community of Belmont Bay, in Woodbridge, Va. The site is 14 miles south of Washington D.C. in suburban Prince William county, gloriously situated on the banks of the Occoquan River.

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Monday, December 20, 2004 in The Town Paper
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