Is Support for Traditionally Designed Communities Growing? Evidence From Two National Surveys

Apr 30, 2008 | All Categories, Journal Articles

Many voices within the planning community have called for replacement of the dominant model of suburban development with a more traditional style of development. Traditionally designed communities, featuring a mix of residential and commercial land uses and pedestrian connections between these uses, offer many potential environmental, social, and health benefits. Adoption of policies that encourage traditionally designed communities depends in part on public support, but evidence on the extent and nature of such support is largely anecdotal. The purpose of this study was to assess trends in public support for traditionally designed communities and to provide insights into factors associated with that support. Download the Article Here.