Design Principles

Better Models establishes six design principles for better development aimed at creating the types of communities that set the stage for incorporating complete community elements into the development of new communities and redevelopment of existing cities, towns, and neighborhoods. These include:

  1. Conserve Farmland, Open Space, Scenic Resources
  2. Maintain Clear Edge between Town/Countryside
  3. Build Livable Communities
  4. Preserve Historic Resources
  5. Respect Local Character in New Construction
  6. Reduce the Impact of the Car

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