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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:39 AM   #1
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New Urbanism "Villages"

These are master-planned towns built in the New Urbanism Style

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Examples_of_New_Urbanism
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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:46 AM   #2
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Seaside, Florida


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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:49 AM   #3
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Rosemary Beach, FL



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Old April 12th, 2013, 03:04 AM   #5
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Is "new urbanism" a euphemism for sprawl? It certainly seems like a clever marketing spin. None of these places look particularly walkable. Residents will still have to drive to get basic services. Nothing 'new' about that!
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Old April 12th, 2013, 03:32 AM   #6
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They look extraordinarily fake. Like made of cardboard for a movie set.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #7
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They look pretty nice to me.
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They look extraordinarily fake. Like made of cardboard for a movie set.
Fake or just different?
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Is "new urbanism" a euphemism for sprawl? It certainly seems like a clever marketing spin. None of these places look particularly walkable. Residents will still have to drive to get basic services. Nothing 'new' about that!
Quite the opposite really.

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NEW URBANISM promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities. These contain housing, work places, shops, entertainment, schools, parks, and civic facilities essential to the daily lives of the residents, all within easy walking distance of each other. New Urbanism promotes the increased use of trains and light rail, instead of more highways and roads. Urban living is rapidly becoming the new hip and modern way to live for people of all ages. Currently, there are over 4,000 New Urbanist projects planned or under construction in the United States alone, half of which are in historic urban centers.

http://www.newurbanism.org/newurbanism.html
New Urbanism is a wonderful movement. Hope to see lots of info, pics and contributions in this thread.

A couple more articles of interest:

New Urbanism blog

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skymantle, thank you for not hating at first sight

I honestly love this
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You're welcome musiccity. I'm a huge fan too. If anyone gave New Urbanism some consideration they'd realise how brilliant it really is.

Please keep posting. People need to learn more about this wonderful movement that can help create better living environments for everyone on the planet.
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The styles in Prospect New Town look vibrant and welcoming. If Prospect Town is the model for New Urbanism I believe it'll be an attractive alternative to surban sprawl. There's enough privacy with single story homes with density for easy commute to stores and community centers.
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If only we could get every CVS to be this dense.
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If only we could get every CVS to be this dense.
I know right! CVS takes up like a quarter of my town
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Wasn't Seaside, FL the main location for Truman Show filming? The central square very much reminds me of the set.
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The Netherlands put up a national program in the mid-1980s to build 20-30 of these downs.

It was a program aimed at building "new room" for the Dutch population (Netherlands was suffering a severe shortage of housing as household size had shrunk and many more people were living by themselves or as single parents etc)

The philosophies of these towns (VINEX) was:
- building them close to mass transit (train lines, subways)
- providing different housing options
- offering spaces for new architectural forms that played with water, "rough green" etc.
- being located close enough to big cities to act as escape valves for demographic pressures in these towns

They have unique looking and awesome design.

My city is the location of one of them, De Reeshof

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View within the region (yellow: build-out official urban areas including industrial parks)


Master plan


The street plan is build with just a few through-streets. The rest allows only easy crossing for pedestrians and bikes, there are 11km of segregated bike paths within the project.

Single-detached houses with backyard canal

(C) Cast

Row houses

(c) Cast

More semi-detached houses, with "bike priority" street design

(c) Cast

Single-detached houses (just 5% of the development provide this typology)

(c) Cubra


"Anti-traffic" typical measure: cars can't take shortcuts


New school (opened 2013)


Low rise flat area


Community center


Aerial view of area still to be developed (train station Tilburg Reeshof, that serves the development, can be on lower right)

(c) NieuwbouwTilburg


More low-rises


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The commercial center (location Google Maps), it is nice, but I hate they built flats over the stores, makes it look bad
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I don't mind architects reusing old style elements in new designs but this is way too much pastische for my taste.
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