Appropriate legal structures are crucial in preserving and promoting a sense of community.
In recent years, there has been a shift away from lower-density, car-oriented development, in which residential and nonresidential uses are segregated, toward more compact, mixed-use development. The latter, often defined as the new urbanism, can take other forms with names such as neotraditional or transit-oriented development, but it usually is characterized by higher-density housing designed to encourage social interaction. Such developments de-emphasize cars by locating commercial and office land uses close to residential uses. In addition to creating a renewed sense of livability, new urbanist communities are addressing myriad environmental issues, including traffic congestion and its associated air pollution and the loss of forests and farmland due to urban sprawl.NOTE: The full text of this article may only be available to ULI members.
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European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
Houston Development Aims to Create Hyper-Walkable, Micro-Living Neighborhood
The 17-acre Second Ward project has spurred both optimism for a more walkable city and concerns about displacement and gentrification.
Lyft Pulls Micromobility From Los Angeles Area
The company will no longer provide shared bikes and scooters in the L.A. region, citing a ‘lack of longterm commitment’ from cities.
King County Water Treatment Station Set to Open
The facility is part of a plan to protect the Duwamish River from polluted runoff from overflowing sewer pipes.
Proposed Park Yet Another Hurdle for Houston Interstate Expansion
The Interstate 45 widening project, halted by a federal order and opposed by many local officials and organizations, could hit a new snag if White Oak Bayou becomes a city park.
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