NEW URBANISM

 


 

The New Urbanism: 13 points

Architect Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk define the New Urbanism by thirteen points:

1. A central space where different modes of transportation convene.  This   neighborhood node can either be a green space or a landmark building.

2. Housing is within a five-minute walking radius of the center.

3. A variety of housing types to accommodate the needs of different age groups, financial status, and marital status.

4. Shops and offices are more towards the fringes of the community.

5. Zoning that allows for small rental units or workplaces to be built in the backyards of homes.

6. Schools are within a safe walking distance cutting down on vehicle traffic.

7. Playgrounds within a tenth of a mile from every dwelling.

8. Networked streets integrated with different forms of transportation provide multiple routes to any destination and disperses traffic.

9. Narrow tree lined streets slow down traffic while creating a safer area for pedestrians and cyclists.

10. Buildings in the center of the community should be placed closer to the street to create a stronger sense of place.

11. Parking and garages are located out of view of the main façade.

12. Neighborhood centers and other visually important sites provide a place for civic institutions.

13. Community is responsible for governing itself.  Issues such as taxation, maintenance, and security, are to be decided within the community.
 


 


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