CHAPTER 8

Traditional Neighborhood Development

In collaboration with James LaPierre

New urbanism refers to a movement in architecture and urban planning that places increased emphasis on pedestrian and transit-oriented neighborhood design principles in an effort to create a more cohesive community. Urban planning expert William Fulton (1996) writes that the two primary goals of the New Urbanist movement are (1) to create a greater sense of community by accommodating more diversity of land uses and social interaction in neighborhoods and by rethinking the “public realm,” especially public spaces and the typical streetscape,1 and (2) to reorient the typical community toward a pedestrian and transit-friendly environment, while also minimizing negative ...

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