New urbanism is one of those concepts that can be difficult to grasp. It’s a term that’s not part of our daily conversation, yet its meaning is very much a part of what most people engage in every day. As someone who considers herself a black urbanist I think new urbanism is of increasing significance to anyone interested or affected by our urban centers.
If you go to work or are looking for work that you can afford to get to every day, you’re involved in new urbanism.
If you worry about the safety of your community, activity options for you, your kids, your family, recycling and other green living initiatives – you’re thinking about new urbanism.
I just came upon the Congress of New Urbanism’s 2009 Video Award winner and that’s exactly what it is – a winning definition for “new urbanism:”