Best: Norton Commons is teaching the suburbs how to walk again
This article, written by Broken Sidewalk, was originally published at Broken Sidewalk, and has been shared with permission with The Town of Whitehall.
So- called New Urbanism is a modern day planning term that refers to old-style methods of community design. In other words, New Urbanism integrates a mix of residential and commercial functions into the same development, just like core city neighborhoods when they were built a century or more ago.
Think the corner stores in Old Louisville, the varied streetscapes of the Cherokee Triangle, or the commercial streets of the Highlands. New Urbanism is city building the way we used to do it.