There’s a cool story in the Houston Chronicle about a planner who’s approaching Houston design with an urban perspective.
Duany and other New Urbanist planners design compact, walkable places where homes are close to shops and offices and where public gathering spaces such as parks and plazas are just as important as houses.
This approach is a novelty in Houston, where most developments still reflect a suburban, automobile-focused model.
I know that the Allen’s House project is something like this. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.
- Planner takes new look at urban living; Planner touts compact projects aimed at young professionals — reported by the Houston Chronicle