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Built in a suburb of Portland, Fairview Village is designed as a compact neighborhood, including houses with porches and stoops facing the street. Small parks are strategically placed throughout the development, and the streets are designed for walking and bicycling. The 93-acre development includes a mix of single houses, rowhouses, and apartments built among retail, office, and other civic facilities.
The civic component is particularly strong, including a city hall and public library, helping to create a heart for the surrounding suburban community. An elementary school is also connected to Fairview Village. A variety of shops, businesses, and services (approximately 15) are available on Village main street and Market Drive. A Target store is on the edge of the development and is walkable to village houses.
Southside, Greensboro, North Carolina
In the mid-1990s, downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, was lifeless: "There were no white table restaurants, nothing happened after five o'clock, and all of the retail had moved out," says Andy Scott, the city economic development director.”
Wyandanch, New York
The center of Wyandanch, New York is a sea of parking fronting a fading commercial strip in the middle of an economically distressed community. That scene is about to change.
Newquay, United Kingdom
In the Village of Newquay a new urban neighborhood has been built with local materials and workers, trained in an apprenticeship program.