New Regionalism: Building Livable Communities Across the Delaware Valley

New Regionalism: Building Livable Communities Across the Delaware Valley

Product No.: 99008
Date Published: 07/1999

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New Regionalism expands the concept of New Urbanism to include 1) limiting new development to designated growth areas, 2) fostering suburban development based on traditional neighborhood design principles, 3) encouraging infill development and urban revitalization, and 4) preserving an inter-connected regional open space network. This report explains key strategies and design principles for enhancing livability at both the neighborhood and regionwide scale, and presents local case studies of how various communities in the Delaware Valley are applying these principles to make themselves more livable.

Geographic Area Covered: Nine county DVRPC region

Key Words: New regionalism, new urbanism, traditional neighborhood design, neo-traditional planning, transit oriented development, center development, livability, design guidelines, growth management, urban revitalization, open space network

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