Citizen-based, small-scale efforts can lead to bigger changes in the built environment, according to a new report.
Florida is a place where you can drive for hours through continuous suburban sprawl. But scattered throughout that sprawl are some of the best examples of the New Urbanism in the U.S. A November conference, “The State of the New Urbanism in Florida,” sponsored by the Seaside Institute in Seaside, Florida, showcased the good side of Florida planning. This conference — assessing statewide progress of the New Urbanism — was probably a first in the U.S. Few states approach Florida’s track record in the New Urbanism, which began nearly two decades ago — before it was called the New Urbanism.
Belmar, an urban center in Colorado, offers cutting-edge ideas for incorporating large retailers into a mixed-use environment.