5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities

A great article by Noah Friedman and Kristen Hall that touches on the needs of modern cities. Read the artice by clickin the link below …

1. Increased Mobility

2. Focused Intensity

3. Pedestrian Focused

4. Well-Loved Public Places

5. Social Vibrancy

As we become a planet of city-dwellers, planners and urban designers have an imperative to design communities that perform better than ever before. But what exactly does “performance” mean? Communities should have energy and water-saving systems, but at a high level there also needs to be a more holistic approach to creating a sense of place and connection, while at the same time being accessible to different demographics and vibrant all throughout the day. Here are five essential ingredients for designing a high-performance community.

http://www.archdaily.com/783748/5-steps-to-creating-high-performance-communities

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