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A Case Study Of Somerset In Ames, Iowa: An Analysis Of The Process, Planning Approaches, And Implementation Methods Of The Development , Karen Leigh Fisk Ormsbee Jan 2000

A Case Study Of Somerset In Ames, Iowa: An Analysis Of The Process, Planning Approaches, And Implementation Methods Of The Development , Karen Leigh Fisk Ormsbee

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Communities are predominantly developed with one type of dwelling in each neighborhood, creating a clustered landscape of single-use buildings that requires people to get into their automobiles and drive to their destinations. What choices are people being offered for the types of communities that they can live in? A growing movement attempts to address this question by developing housing that suits a larger audience. The principles of New Urbanism provides a flexible framework for creating communities that are less automobile-dependent, affords residents opportunities to interact, and consumes fewer natural resources. This case study examines Somerset, a housing development in Ames ...