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New Urbanism

From Lab to Field


It started as a response


Where we once built this


now we aspire for this


This was once acceptable


but this has become the new norm


However we made those investments by defaulting on these


and these,


and these.


An Economic Development Corp’s vision for Urban Agriculture


Benton Harbor, Michigan


Benton Harbor, Michigan


Reston Town Center

Dadeland


Georgia SER


Cities are not disposable


The next challenge:

To translate the theory we have developed in our “urban labs� and apply it in the field.


The Congress for the New Urbanism views disinvestment in central cities, the spread of placeless sprawl, increasing separation by race and income, environmental deterioration, loss of agricultural lands and wilderness, and the erosion of society’s built heritage as one interrelated community-building challenge.


P Street, Washington, DC


High Line, New York


Pittsburgh, of all places


Braddock, PA


Braddock, PA


The age of predictability is over (this is not a prediction)


Our true accounting system is emerging


And or current "urban" development modules don't compute


We have limited resources and access to capital


The $500k charrette and planning process is on hold


Many

There is a lot of work to do in Post-Burnham era


The Braddock Initiative


New Urbanism: From Lab to Field