Form-based codes voluntarily adopted by developers show how this kind of land-use regulation can offer high market adaptability while assuring a better public realm.
It may seem counterintuitive to focus on roadway design when talking about creating New Urbanist communities. In fact, it can be a significant catalyst of New Urbanism.
There’s not much single-family New Urbanism these days. Where it is happening, it is often small infill projects like this one.
According to Reshaping Metropolitan America, about half of all nonresidential structures in the US will be “ripe for redevelopment” in 2030.
In the March 2013 issue we reviewed Arthur C. Nelson’s book, Reshaping Metropolitan America, but some of the numbers in the book are worth further consideration and analysis.
The Alabama city is poised for a new round of growth with construction of an Airbus factory, guided by a plan and code.
Master plan gives the city clear vision; Helps spur redevelopment at a torrid pace.
The three projects — in Richardson and Fort Worth, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico — profiled in the accompanying article are all new, greenfield developments on a neighborhood scale.
Much of the future built environment will be determined by how commercial sites are developed.
Yet many transit sheds in poorer parts of cities and in auto-oriented suburbs underperformed their regions from 2006 to 2011. Neighborhoods served by transit are divided between those that are prospering and those that are not.
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