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The success of traditional neighborhood development (TNDs) depends on taking advantage of inherent efficiencies and allocating these savings to pay for quality materials and amenities, which are understood by an increasingly educated homebuying...
Case studies are sought for inclusion in a book that will focus on planning and design techniques that contribute to safer, more livable places. Crime prevention/reduction and public safety benefits of New Urbanism-based projects will be illustrated...
I have been a subscriber to New Urban News for the past year and have read with interest most issues. The September, 1997, issue featured an article and commentary regarding the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE’s) new publication...
Financing of New Urbanism amounts to a drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of billions of dollars that annually pour into conventional real estate projects, according to Robert Chapman’s report on page 1 of this issue. Judging by the dollars...
After a prolonged drought, lasting from 1989 through 1994, a tidal wave of new money is now crashing into the real estate capital markets. This is happening for four reasons. The sustained economic recovery has allowed the reinvestment of profits....
But only a tiny percentage of U.S. real estate dollars are now invested in neotraditional developments. or every dollar that institutions invest in traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs), an estimated $1,400 goes into conventional real...
• New developments are human scale. Superblocks are divided into smaller blocks. High-rise buildings are demolished and replaced with townhomes, single homes and/or relatively small apartment buildings. • Homes are designed to look like...
• Program was approved in October, 1992. • Fifty-nine implementation grants have been approved to date in 53 cities, disproportionately in older cities in the eastern U.S. • Total cost of program to HUD is $2.5 billion, including demolition...
Early results are encouraging in HUD’s program to build more human-scale, pedestrian-oriented public housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which built high-rise, superblock style projects in the 1940s through 1960s...
I’On, a traditional neighborhood development (TND) in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (in the last issue, I’On was incorrectly identified as being in North Carolina), now has a journal. The inaugural issue of Civitas: the I’On Journal, was printed in...
The Citizen Planner Institute, based in Miami, Florida, offers workshops to help citizens acquire basic town and street design principles. The institute also trains public officials, developers and design professionals. Directed by urban planner and...
The Triangle Transit Authority, which serves the fast-growing Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina, is planning a $228 million, 34-mile, 16-station rail commuter line. The project will use state-of-the-art, self-propelled, diesel trains...