New Urbanism has become the hot trend in real estate development in the last 5 years or so. Many tout the benefits of this design which takes its theory from the small towns that were built prior to the automobile. You will hear benefits such as walkable, sustainable, mixed use, regionalism, environmentalism, smart growth, etc. All of these terms describe things that are not or are very hard to quantify. These terms are more emotional. I believe that New Urbanism has a place and I want to explore what that means. I also believe suburban development has a place. As we move forward we will delve into this subject and see where it takes us.
This is the first post and my blog is also a work in progress. Any suggestions about the blog is welcomed as well.