4.27 LARCH 060 - (everything within about 1/2 mile of each...

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LARCH 060 Tuesday, April 27th, 1999 Announcements: none Lecture notes: THE AMERICAN DREAM - A NEW VISION?: "Old Dream": Nuclear Family, small homes on small lots Suburban Landscape Progress=land development (economic/cultural success) Had a core area, nucleated jobs "New Dream": Complex Families, more complicated social structure Neighborhoods VS. subdivision Diverse land use VS. single use Towns VS. sprawl (limitless land use/no plan) Connected urban spaces VS. isolated downtown projects Spread out Businesses, more time for travel ... all of these issues drove people to reform communities...planning became a larger scale effort [Watched movie clips from Pleasantville and the Truman Show which showed the "perfect" communities] PETER CALTHORPE (helped revitalize old plans): Transit Oriented Development (TOD): Pedestrian friendly Linked to transit system, neighborhoods were located on transit routes
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Unformatted text preview: (everything within about 1/2 mile of each other) • American town as model DUANY PLATER ZYBERK (brand new ideas): Neo-traditional Development: • Town-making • Master-plan, policies (zoning and planning) • Example) Seaside, FL: Had street network, pedestrian network, street sections (how everything should fit), regulating plan (zoning of uses), public buildings/spaces, codes/regulations (of size, color) ...Both of the previous firms used the same vocabulary: • Walkable, tree-lined streets • Adapted geometric form • Identifiable town, neighborhood center • Mixed use to give more vitality (activity, even within a building) • Physical limits/boundaries to limit growth--this saves land to ensure that the water supply is kept up...
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