New Urbanists support regional planning for open space, context-appropriate architecture and planning, and the balanced development of jobs and housing. They believe their strategies can reduce traffic congestion, increase the supply of affordable housing, and rein in suburban sprawl. The Charter of the New Urbanism also covers issues such as historic preservation, safe streets, green building, and the re-development of brownfield land.
|Prospect New Town in Longmont, Colorado, showing a mix of aggregate housing and traditional detached homes|
|Mixed use pedestrian-friendly street in Bitola, FYR of Macedonia.|