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Unformatted text preview: Note: Here are the question options for the Final Examination. As before, there will be five questions on the actual exam selected from a set of 10 questions circulated beforehand. 1. a. Utilizing one neighborhood planning, architecture, and transportation principle each from New Urbanism, tell me how you would re-configure suburbia to make it a better place to live. For each of these principles, describe one specific design or planning feature you would incorporate and explain how/why it would support New Urbanist goals and objectives. New Urbanism is an approach to designing cities, towns and neighborhoods. OR it’s a neotraditional design to capture feel and function of a small town within context of urban development. Neighborhood Planning Encourage the development of moderate density of residential communities which are both within walking distance of those commercial sites and also connected to transportation routes which will connect it to the metropolitan area. • A New Urbanist neighborhood resembles an old European village with homes and businesses clustered together. Instead of driving on highways, residents of New Urbanist neighborhoods can walk to shops, businesses, theatres, schools, parks and other important services. • Neighborhoods should be compact, pedestrian-friendly, and mixed use. • Within neighborhoods, a broad range of housing types (AFFORDABLE HOUSING) and price levels can bring people of diverse ages, races, and incomes into daily interaction, strengthening the personal and civic bonds essential to an authentic community. • NEIGHBORHOODS WILL BE DIVERSE IN USE AND POPULATION. CUTS DOWN ON POLLUTION. CREATES A HEALTHIER COMMUNITY. Architecture – • Appropriate building densities and land uses should be within walking distance of transit stops, permitting public transit to become a viable alternative to the automobile. • Individual architectural projects should be seamlessly linked to their surroundings. This issue transcends style. • The revitalization of urban places depends on safety and security. The design of streets and buildings should reinforce safe environments. • THE SUBURBIA WILL BE SHAPED BY PHYSICALLY DEFINED AND UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC SPACE AND COMMUNITY INSTITUTIONS Transportation – • Walk plan path is central • Pedestrian space at premium over car space/ actual and symbolic • Transit oriented development. • IT WILL BE DESIGNED FOR THE PEDESTRIAN AND TRANSIT AS WELL AS THE CAR OVERALL, homes, blocks, streets, parks, neighborhoods, districts, towns, cities, regions and the environment will be reclaimed and UNITED Shouldn’t have to live in an area such as NYC. Communities are walkable, each is community is connected to other communities through public transportation....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2008 for the course ILRST 2100 taught by Professor Vellemanp during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.
- Fall '07