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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:43 AM   #1
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Show us photos of new urbanism principles at work!

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Old October 26th, 2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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Do you mean something like this?

This is a pocket development of 16 hectares,area was redeveloped from an old textile factory. trying to maintain density to prevent sprawl but having residential, commercial (office and retail), institutional, everywhere so noone takes a car to get anywhere.

Nothing like seaside but in place with 20 million people and not much land, it's non traditional. Ar


Eastwood City is a 16-hectare prime real estate development at the heart of Quezon City. It was designed to be a premiere satellite city, where all aspects of city living (residential, business and retail, entertainment) are found within one carefully-designed state-of-the-art community. Also aesthetically pleasing with its Mediterranean-inspired design, each structure is strategically positioned for utmost convenience.

Exclusive condominiums envelop the city while a vibrant City Walk is located at its center. A business district is situated near the main road and other amenities are spread throughout for the most convenient city living experience such as specialty shops, cinemas, a fitness gym, and even a supermarket. Its architectural style also allows for more natural beauty with its rows of trees and lush green areas.
towards a livable city...
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Old October 26th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #3
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Difficult to know what exactly is meant by the "new urbanism" label. The Atlantic Station Project in Atlanta combines a lot of the concepts that one associates with this e.g. mixed use, reclamation, environmental soundness, transportation, etc. here is some of the history; the project itself is just opening now and is about 60-70% complete.

Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project

The Project
A developer in Atlanta, Georgia, has proposed to cleanup and redevelop approximately 135 acres near Atlanta뭩 central business district. The property to be redeveloped is the site of a former steel mill owned by Atlantic Steel Industries, Inc. The proposed redevelopment, named Atlantic Station, will be a mix of residential and business uses and will include the construction of a multimodal bridge (accommodating cars, pedestrians, bicycles, and mass transit) as well as access to Interstates 75/85 from the site and connect it to a nearby Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) rail station.

Superior Environmental Performance
The Atlantic Station project will include "smart growth" brownfield redevelopment strategies combined with transportation projects as part of an overall community revitalization plan, such that air quality and other environmental performance can be improved. The project will transform a former industrial site into a mixed use community of retail, residential, and commercial uses that would be more compatible with surrounding land uses. The developer will use environmentally friendly building practices, which will minimize both the environmental impact made during construction and the long-term impact of the building by reducing waste water and increasing energy efficiency. The linkages to mass transportation and the pedestrian and bicycle access will encourage use of modes of transportation other than vehicular travel. This will reduce not only annual vehicle miles traveled in Atlanta, but also the air pollutants produced by those vehicles. It is one of the first projects in the country to explicitly recognize the air pollution benefits of well designed 뱒mart growth development.

EPA Involvement
EPA Region 4 became involved with this project through EPA뭩 Project XL Program, is a national pilot program that allows federal, state and local governments and businesses to develop innovative strategies for achieving environmental and public health protection. Project XL was required for the Atlantic Steel redevelopment because neither the multimodal bridge nor the associated interstate access ramps would be able to proceed without the regulatory flexibility allowed by EPA under its XL Program. EPA used an innovative approach to approve the entire Atlantic Steel redevelopment project as a Transportation Control Measure (TCM), or projects that serve to reduce air emissions.

EPA, in cooperation with several federal, state and local agencies, completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project as part of compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The EA considered the impacts of the entire redevelopment project, including the supporting transportation infrastructure. The EA was completed with opportunities for public comment and agency coordination. EPA Region 4 has oversight authority under Project XL and shares oversight authority on the Atlantic Steel TCM with the State of Georgia. Annual monitoring is a requirement to ensure that the project is meeting the performance targets included in the TCM. The Project XL Final Project Agreement (FPA) includes a requirement that the developer prepare annual reports providing a summary of environmental performance data and describing progress toward completing the project. It also includes provisions for an annual public meeting to be held each year.

Additional Public Involvement Opportunities
Projects like Atlantic Station require partnerships and cooperation to succeed. Stakeholder input and community goals have been and will continue to be considered as the Atlantic Steel redevelopment is implemented. With this in mind, EPA Region 4 offers the following public involvement opportunities to learn more about the project, the status of the project, and to submit any comments or concerns about the project:

1) Annual Project XL Meeting- The Atlantic Station developer and EPA Region 4 conducts an annual Project XL meeting (usually in February) with interested stakeholders to provide an update on the developer뭩 progress toward completing the Atlantic Station redevelopment project and other key commitments as described in the Final Project Agreement. Check back to this site for more details on the date, time and location of the next meeting.

2) There are two primary interagency committees that oversee the build-out of Atlantic Station and associated transportation infrastructure (e.g., 17th Street Bridge): the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Air Quality Interagency Consultation group and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) 밎reen Light Team. Interested stakeholders may provide comments during public forum portions of these meetings as follows:

The ARC Air Quality Interagency Consultation group meets monthly to discuss air quality conformity issues, including status of TCMs, for the Atlanta metropolitan area. When the Atlantic Steel TCM is proposed for discussion, at one of these meetings, EPA will post notice on this site of the date, time and location to allow interested stakeholders to attend. Public participation will follow ARC뭩 public involvement guidelines as posted on their web site (http://www.atlantaregional.com/about...zenpolicy.html.) For additional information, contact Ms. Susie Dunn, ARC Planner at (404) 463-3279 or [email protected].
The GRTA 밎reen Light Team is an ad-hoc committee established by the Governor of Georgia to coordinate activities and monitor development of the Atlantic Station project, including related transportation components. The Green Light Team meets generally every two months on the fourth Thursday of the month. EPA will post notice on this site of the date, time and location of these meetings to allow for interested stakeholders to attend and participate during a formal public comment period. For additional information, contact Mr. Marvin Woodward, GRTA Director of Projects at (404) 463-3279 or [email protected].
3) Interested stakeholders may submit written comments or concerns related to the overall project using the following link. All comments (subject to review) will be posted to this web site along with responses from EPA Region 4. Responses will be provided within 10 business days from the date of initial posting. Contact NEPA Program Office

Further Information
Additional information on EPA뭩 involvement with the Atlantic Steel Redevelopment Project, including project documentation and other supporting materials can be found at:

Additional information about the overall project, current status of site development activities, including annual XL progress reports, can be found at:

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