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The new urbanism is an urban design and planning movement that began in the United States of America in the 1980s. It advocates changing the form of human settlements by reviving the urban planning tradition nearly abandoned after World War II. Thus, we may consider it the old urbanism updated to accommodate metropolitan evolution during the twentieth century. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) supports it formally.

The new urbanism unites an interdisciplinary group of practitioners and scholars who deplore the ravages of metropolitan sprawl. Sharing best practices across disciplines, they promote open-space conservation, the development of transit, compact walkable neighborhoods, and green building. The new urbanism applies lessons from historical urbanism to contemporary urban and regional concerns. The movement relies heavily on peer ...

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