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The Principles and Practice of New Urbanism is divided into eleven units that are organized on the twenty-seven principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism.


Unit 1: A Crisis of Place and the Alternative of the New Urbanism

• A Crisis Of Place
• The Causes and Costs of Sprawl
• Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) vs. Conventional Suburban Development (CSD)
• The New Urbanism alternative

The Region: Metropolis, City, and Town

Unit 2: Boundaries & Centers, Economics & Mobility
Unit 3: Ecology & Built Legacy
Unit 4: Diversity, Infill & Greenfields

The Neighborhood, the District, and the Corridor 

Unit 5: Definitions & Traditional Neighborhood Planning Principles 
Unit 6: Pedestrian Shed, Transit & Highways 
Unit 7: Civic Institutions, Public Space, & Codes

The Block, the Street, and the Building

Unit 8: Architecture, Local Culture and Community Identity
Unit 9: Public Realm, Pedestrian Life & Public Safety 
Unit 10: Green Building & Historic Preservation

Implementing New Urbanism

Unit 11: Implementing New Urbanism

• Charrettes
• Market Demand
• Finance
• Land Development
• Marketing
• Parking