Definitions for "New Urbanism"
A term coined in 1986 to describe a movement to reform patterns of urban growth. Basic tenets include: compact neighborhoods with diverse populations that are pedestrian friendly and have mixed uses transportation systems that efficiently serve regions a wide spectrum of housing types buildings and landscapes that define streets and public spaces as areas of shared use and urban places with architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, ecology, climate and building practices.
A planning and design movement that promotes artfully designed urban neighborhoods that host diverse income and ethnic groups, a mix of homes, stores, and restaurants, and useful public spaces.
A movement to promote cities and towns with planned growth that minimizes damage to the environment.