Map of Rione Testaccio, Roma. Urban development, 1883 - 1930. After: E. Puccini, G. Duranti: Testaccio: il quartiere operaio di Roma Capitale, 1870-1930. Palombi editore, Roma 2012, p. 21.

According to the Congress for New Urbanism: New Urbanism is a planning and development approach based on the principles of how cities and towns had been built for the last several centuries: walkable blocks and streets, housing and shopping in close proximity, and accessible public spaces. In other words: New Urbanism focuses on human-scaled urban design. The principles, articulated in the Charter of the New Urbanism, were developed to offer alternatives to the sprawling, single-use, low-density patterns typical of post-WWII development, which have been shown to inflict negative economic, health, and environmental impacts on communities.

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