Being an urban planner-to be I thought it would be worth while going out to Cornell, Markham with some friends to see the "New Urbanist
" community being built out. As you can see these new homes attempt to get away from the concept of the alrge garage on the front of the house and rather return to the old pre-war era concept of laneways. This is but one of the new urbanist concepts being applied here (with the exception of those houses at the end of the road -- those semis seeemed to come out of no where are break the theme certainly). The idea is to create more pedestrian friendly neighbourhoods with greater densities and more grid-like street patterns to encourage and support public transit usage. At the centre of the community densities increase and retail opportunities are being provided. It will be interesting to see how successful this development will be over the next many years but good for Markham for going out on a limb and trying something "new".
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