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URBAN. Relating to a city; but in a more general sense it signifies relating to houses.
     2. It is used in this latter sense in the civil code of Louisiana, articles 706 and 707. All servitudes are established either for the use of houses or for the use of lands. Those of the first kind are called urban servitudes, whether the buildings to which they are due be situated in the city or in the country. Those of the second kind are called rural servitudes.
     3. The principal kinds of urban servitudes are the following: the right of support; that of drip; that of drain, or of preventing the drain, that of view or of lights, or of preventing the view or lights from being obstructed: that of raising buildings or walls, or of preventing them from being raised that of passage and that of drawing water. Vide 3 Toull. p. 441; Poth. Introd. au tit. 13 de la Coutume d'Orleans, n. 2; Introd. Id. n. 2.

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Whatever path New Urbanists follow in coming to that conclusion, the destination itself is what matters most.
street, and the building, where new urbanists attempt to "create
Part II will survey the response of New Urbanists to conventional zoning, and present the idea of the Transect and the details of the structure and implementation of form-based codes.
Those who do not share this outlook, from High Modernists to New Urbanists, tend to be snobbish about it.
While the idea of revitalized local communities can appeal to a wide spectrum of political thought and attitudes, New Urbanists often sell their message in such a way as to alienate many of its potential buyers by pushing politically controversial ideas such as the harm to the natural environment caused by sprawl, the coming surge in energy prices due to drying up of oil reserves, and manmade global warming.
128) Kotkin also expresses a cautious skepticism of the movement, worrying that new urbanists "rarely refer to the need for a powerful moral vision to hold cities together.
Euclidian zoning, with its emphasis on separating uses, has been strongly criticized by new urbanists for allowing and even mandating sprawl.
Wheatley has addressed a long-standing need in Islamic studies for an accomplished geographer and urbanist to subject the rich geographical and historical data of the Islamic past to critical analysis.
The three houses, close to each other, exude neighborliness, adhering to the New Urbanist concept of the value of density in urban design.
Although not all new urbanists are neo-traditionalists, an attachment to pre-modern and classical visions of urban form and pattern permeates new urban approaches.
Randal O'Toole and Stephen Town contend that community designs by New Urbanists "almost invariably increase crime.
at the Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center of the Performing Arts, Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida, two urbanists, will discuss their differing philosophies for economic development.