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Treasure Coast Regional
B UILDING P LANS and URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES
C ITIES & V ILLAGES
S OUTH F LORIDA
RIVER S UCIE T.
P EACH ALM
physical form of our built environment is a complex arrangement of streets,
buildings, and public and private spaces. The nature of this arrangement
fundamentally shapes our neighborhoods, towns, cities, villages and the
countryside. In turn, the organization of these man-made features has
a profound influence on the way we live, how we act and who we are."
J. Busha, AICP
for Neighborhoods and Towns
aligned and close to the street.
and protect open space.
front porches and balconies.
designed to enhance the human scale for the close array of structures that define the character and quality of towns and
are physically defined by fences, hedges, or garden walls.
garbage and mechanical equipment is away from the street.
responds to regional climate.
Center - TNC
Relation of parts to a whole.
TNC should be distinguishable
from the Neighborhood Edge, the interior streets and traditional neighborhoods.
trees are necessary.
face the green (center) on all sides.
Shop fronts and
retail offices should always be allowed in neighborhood centers, but
are not required.
center streets should always be more active than side, or edge streets.
and monuments are positive additions to a town or civic core.
Light, fresh-air, shade and setting.
memorable quality of Savannah, Paris, and Old Philadelphia can be attributed
as much to the organized pattern of trees as to the architecture and urban
F. Arnold, Trees in Urban Design, 1992
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