A Research Agenda for New Urbanism
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A Research Agenda for New Urbanism

Edited by Emily Talen

New Urbanism, a movement devoted to building walkable, socially diversity cities, has garnered some successes and some failures over the past several decades. A Research Agenda for New Urbanism is a forward-looking book composed of chapters by leading scholars of New Urbanism. Authors focus on multiple topics, including affordability, transportation, social life and retail to highlight the areas of research that are most important for the future of the field. The book summarizes what we know and what we need to know to provide a research agenda that will have the greatest promise and most positive impact on building the best possible human habitat—which is the aim of New Urbanism.
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Chapter 2: Theoretical foundations

Cliff Ellis

Abstract

New Urbanists should vigorously reflect on the wider moral and political issues associated with their work. Without stronger intellectual capital, New Urbanism will struggle against ideologies pushing students away from traditional forms of design and toward neo-modernist alternatives. To deepen the discourse, three topics should be pursued: the political affinities of the New Urbanism, the question of “reality” or “authenticity” in urban design, and the role of precedent in shaping cities in the twenty-first century.

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