What is New Urbanism?

New Urbanism is a movement which started in the US in the 1980’s. It’s main philosophy is the building of new housing areas which are designed for a aesthetic mix of mobility styles being ‘walkable’ as well as using transit services and personal vehicle access. It also states that local architectural design, cultural influences as well as climatic and environmental friendly practices be taking into consideration when planning the new housing area. For more information look here: