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    New Urbanist design ideals

    Can someone recommend any books that would explain the practical details involved in designing a new urbanist community? For example- how wide should roads and sidewalks be? How much commercial space do you need based on the population you have? What is the ideal number of households/number of people? What’s the maximum walking distance to a bus stop for people that do not have cars?

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    Go straight to smartcode central...

    http://www.smartcodecentral.org/

    Also look for Codifying New Urbanism, published in APA's PAS series (#526). It's a few years old now, but I still think it's rock solid.

    http://www.planning.org/apastore/Sea...lt.aspx?p=2434

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