Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his “general theory of walkability” — four planning principles to transform sprawling cities of six-lane highways and 600-foot blocks into safe, walkable oases full of bike lanes and tree-lined streets.
As the 2017 APHG exam has ended, some people have asked for more resources on new urbanism. This TED talk from Jeff Speck gives a good sense of what planners believe in new urbanism are trying to do (you can also watch his earlier TED talk, The Walkable City). Here is information from New Urbanism (dot org) from it’s practioners, including the Congress on New Urbanism. Lastly, here is an academic article reviewing the critiques of new urbanism with rebuttals.