Monday, 5 December 2011

new urbanism

New Urbanism is an urban design movement, which promotes walkable neighborhoods that contain a range of housing and job types. It arose in the United States in the early 1980s, and has gradually continued to reform many aspects of real estate development, urban planning, and municipal land-use strategies.

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.

1 comment:

  1. Teruskan menulis isu2 perancangan yang boleh dikongsi bersama....well done & keep up good work.