Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education Expanded Website Offers a Wealth of Information About Planning and New Urbanism

This website offers detailed descriptions about how New Urbanism works, who it benefits, the costs of sprawl, benefits of density, and ways to implement New Urbanism. Included are sections on Great Places, News & Events, Sprawl Costs, Sustainability, Transportation, Density, Quality of Life, Books & Links, and the Charter of the New Urbanism.

NEW URBANISM is the most important planning movement this century, and is about creating a better future for us all. It is about raising our quality of life, and along with it, our standard of living. New Urbanism is the revival of our lost art of place-making, and is essentially a re-ordering of the built environment into the form of complete towns, the way communities have been built for centuries around the world. New Urbanism promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, mixed-use neighborhoods, towns, and cities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities. These contain housing, work places, shops, entertainment, schools, parks, and civic facilities essential to the daily lives of the residents, all within easy walking distance. New Urbanism promotes the increased use of trains and light rail, instead of more highways and roads. Currently, there are over 500 New Urbanist projects planned or under construction in the United States alone.

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Andy Kunz
1348 Washington Ave, Suite 229
Miami Beach
FL 33139

Phone: (305) 539-1270
Email: [email protected]

Published on:
October 29, 2001 - 8:00am
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