New Urbanism and Traditional Neighborhood Developments Are Retro Trends, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

New Urbanism, or traditional neighborhood development (TND) represent a strong trend among developers in many parts of America.  TND is an attempt to create an old-fashioned aura in a newly built neighborhood.  Typical elements include small lots, front porches and other features that encourage being outdoors, meeting your neighbors and walking or cycling (rather than driving) through the neighborhood.  The architecture is frequently pre-1940s in style, and easy-to-walk-to retail spaces are often incorporated, sometimes in a town-center style.  Also, live-work buildings are frequently placed in special parts of the neighborhood, encouraging entrepreneurs or professionals to work downstairs and live upstairs.…

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