Learning from the past: Historic Districts and the New Urbanism in the United States

  title={Learning from the past: Historic Districts and the New Urbanism in the United States},
  author={D. Hamer},
  journal={Planning Perspectives},
  pages={107 - 122}
  • D. Hamer
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • Planning Perspectives
Until recently in the United States, as in many other countries, the past was not considered a usable guide for town planning. This situation has dramatically changed with the advent of scrupulously restored and maintained Historic Districts. The past as interpreted and presented in these has been a major influence on the movement in urban planning and design known as the New Urbanism. A wellknown example of this is Seaside, Florida, where the codes used to define acceptable styles of house… Expand
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