New urbanism: Old-fashioned design in for long run | green streets | Scoop.it
Peter Calthorpe, another pioneer of new urbanism, believes the movement will continue to be a strong force. Housing developments that reduce the dependence on the automobile are gaining in acceptance, said Calthorpe, principal of Calthorpe Associates in Berkeley, Calif.

"The nation can't afford sprawl," said Calthorpe, adding that sprawl was curbed by the housing meltdown. He is a strong advocate of transit-oriented development. One of the main components of new urbanism, transit-oriented development calls for neighborhoods with a mix of moderate- to high-density housing within walking or biking distance of mass transit...