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Thread: New Urbanism: is it the new architecture?

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    I m sure that the urbanism is not architecture. therefore

    The NEW URBANISM is not the NEW ARCHITECTURE

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    Isn't the architectural basis for New Urbanism classic and historic architectural forms? So it wouldn't really be "new." I agree with Ardecila, it's more like a reinterpretation of old urbanism.

    I think what distinguishes it from so much of today's standard housing development is a vision of what it could be/should be in 100 years or more. Over time, it's meant to develop unique character and even improve itself, not stay the same. I sort of think of it as, you can create a new neighborhood for your community (standard subdivision) or you can create the next Historic District for your community (new urbanism).

    But sometimes I do think it's become a little clich-ish (is that a word?).

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