The beginning of both Urban Husbandry and New Urbanism is criticism of automobile-centered development. Perhaps the greatest challenge is, rather than refurbishing older urban pedestrian development or creating new suburban pedestrian development, to introduce pedestrianism into the older automobile suburbs, where it has never existed. Several plans have been created to turn older suburban shopping centers into New Urbanist neighborhoods, including The Crossings in Mountain View, California and Mashpee Commons in Mashpee, Massachusetts. (Urban Ecology, p. 66; Katz, pp. 169-177) Perhaps it is here where Urban Husbandry, concerned with refurbishing older districts, and New Urbanism, concerned with pedestrianism in the suburbs, can most effectively be combined.

The Formation of Sprawl
Urban Husbandry
New Urbanism
Similarities and Differences

Thesis Home
Previous    Next