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Smart Growth & New Urbanism

This group is for all those who are interested in designing communities, neighborhoods, cities, streetscapes and developments following Smart Growth & New Urbanism Principles.

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Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2014

Landscape Architecture Discussion Forum

How to achieve density development and quality at the same time? 2 Replies

I think a fitting question to start this group is the topic of how to achieve higher density development and maintain long term quality. While the design is only the beginning I think there are…Continue

Tags: new, urbanism, development, growth, community

Started by Jake Young. Last reply by J. Robert Wainner Jul 4, 2013.

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Comment by Roland Beinert on June 1, 2012 at 11:50am
Take a look at this article from treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/chicago-aims-zero-traffic-fatalitie...
Chicago has a new goal of zero traffic fatalities in ten years. I started a general discussion on this but no one was interested, I guess.
Part of the city's strategy involves redesigning streets. So, I thought it might interest this group.
 

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