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Tracing New Urbanism’s Suburban Intervention in Minneapolis–St. Paul
Journal of Planning Education and Research (2016)
  • Daniel Trudeau
Abstract
New Urbanism (NU) is an urban planning movement that aims to curtail suburban sprawl. Critics argue that NU actually contributes to sprawl. However, such claims overlook the diverse ways in which NU is implemented. This article contributes to the study of suburban development by examining two different types of NU projects in suburban Minneapolis–St. Paul and comparing these with a control case. Using surveys of the projects’ built environments and residents’ travel behavior and attitudes toward neighbors, the article finds that the NU projects break away from the physical and functional dimensions of sprawl, yet reproduce the social dimensions.
Keywords
  • New Urbanism,
  • suburbs,
  • sprawl,
  • Minneapolis–St. Paul,
  • travel behavior,
  • neighboring
Publication Date
October, 2016
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X16671996
Citation Information
Daniel Trudeau. "Tracing New Urbanism’s Suburban Intervention in Minneapolis–St. Paul" Journal of Planning Education and Research (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/daniel_trudeau/22/