I found a great video of Andres Duany talking about “new urbanism” on YouTube. Duany was the consultant that came to Peoria in 2002 and wrote the Heart of Peoria Plan. This video is a lecture he gave in San Antonio, but the principles are the same. It’s about 90 minutes long total, but it’s broken up into nine 10-minute segments for easy viewing.
I’ll featuring one segment a day for the next nine days. (Of course, if you just get caught up in it and can’t wait to see the next part, just go to YouTube and search for “Andres Duany.”) Part 1 covers: “Introduction; Background; Suburban sprawl patterns; the four major components; public realm/private realm.”
Feel free to discuss each of these in the comments section.