The Neighborhood The Core Of Communities

Generally speaking, development should be centered around the neighborhood. The well-designed community has specific features that permit for the greatest efficiency and usefulness, while also managing to create cohesive communities. It is usually designed to be compact, allowing for residents to move about freely. It must be pedestrian friendly, and of a size that is easily walkable in a 5 to 10 minute time period. It should contain amenities required by its inhabitants, including housing, employment, entertainment and education, for a variety of lifestyles. It should also be easily accessible, by car as well as by other methods of transportation, including cycling and transit.

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