Public/private initiatives are integrating new urbanist principles into Baton Rouges city center.
The movement to derive a new master plan for downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was initiated as a result of a lecture series in 1997 sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, which stressed less dependence on the automobile and the importance of designing and implementing neotraditional neighborhoods and creating a more vibrant city center. In the months that followed, public interest in exploring new urbanism principles for the city increased. People liked the idea of neighborhoods with integrated commercial centers, of neighborhood grocery or retail stores within walkable distance.NOTE: The full text of this article may only be available to ULI members.
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