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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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In many municipalities, building codes and standards for street planning and the like simply make New Urbanist neighborhood design illegal without a variance.
Indeed, in their earliest iterations, New Urbanist communities had to be
Similar to the New Urbanist model, Vilnius aims to reconfigure existing growth patterns in suburban areas to create sustainable communities, compact areas with identifiable centers and mixed uses.
Sprawl will predominate, but it will increasingly include New Urbanist elements such as pedestrian-scale "town centers.
3) In the legal and architectural fields, the New Urbanist movement has sought to revive an interest in traditional urbanism and reinvigorate the building of aesthetically pleasing towns and neighborhoods.
A new urbanist community is not just detached single-family homes.
4) In the past, new urbanist developers faced significant regulatory hurdles, leading some observers to comment that our most beautiful and desirable historic districts would be illegal to build today7 Now, the principles demonstrated by these private developments are influencing the public process.
Third, since the book was written as much for comparative urbanists as for Islamic historians, it serves as a treatise on the nature of urbanism, and in this respect adds to the author's earlier studies on the origins of Chinese, Japanese, and southeast Asian urbanism.
A comparison of the new urbanist development called McKenzie Towne, in Calgary, Alberta--for which Duany was a consultant-with its neighbour illustrates the problem.