Overton Park _ New Urbanism

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Overton Park/New Urbanism  Lubbock, Texas 
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New Urbanism   New Urbanism is an attempt to “solve the problems of sprawl through  focusing on guiding principles: diversity, pedestrian orientation,  accessible public spaces, and community institutions, and celebration  of unique local elements” (Meredith, 2003:478).  New Urbanism encourages diversity in land and population and  suggests that such diversity limits dependence of the automobile and  strengthens social bonds within the community (Meredith, 2003). 
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Continue  New Urbanism claims that racial and economic diversity will afford  equal opportunity, serves environmental goals through alleviating the  motivations underlying flight from areas of concentrated poverty, and  strengthens the personal and civic bonds essential to an authentic  community. (Meredith, 2003:479)  The limitation of the automobile increases social bonds, while the use  of the automobile decreases social bonds. 
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The Concept  Sidewalks bring people together who do not know each other in an  intimate, private social fashion and in most cases do not care to know 
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