New Urbanism is a planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: walkable blocks and streets, housing, public spaces and shopping in close proximity. A community focused on human-scaled urban design.
Streets Designed For The People :
A city should consist of walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity and accessible public spaces. Streets that accommodate multimodal transportation including walking, bicycling, transit use, and driving.
Sustainable Urbanism :
Urbanism can greatly benefit the environment — by concentrating development in compact patterns that use natural resources more efficiently.
These compact development patterns make it possible to preserve more land as natural,agricultural, or open space and to reduce auto emissions, energy use, and stormwater runoff.
Quality Architecture and Urban Design :
Emphasis on beauty, aesthetics, human comfort, and creating a sense of place; special placement of civic uses and sites within community. Public spaces should be designed to encourage the attention and presence of people at all hours of the day and night.
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