New Urbanism

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New Urbanism

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A movement in urban design arising in the late 1900s and emphasizing the creation of pedestrian zones, improved public transit, mixed-use neighborhoods, and parks and other green spaces.

New Urbanism

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an international movement concerned with tackling the problems associated with urban sprawl and car dependency
New Urbanist n
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See Charter of the New Urbanism, Congress for New Urbanism, http://www.
New Urbanism conventionally means densely, diversely populated neighborhoods designed for pedestrians as well as cars, with "accessible public spaces and community institutions" and design that celebrates "local history, climate, ecology and building practice," says the Charter of the New Urbanism, the movement's defining document, ratified in 1996 by members of CNU, the Chicago-based Congress for the New Urbanism.
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