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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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This is why New Urbanists and others care about more than creating beautiful, traditional downtowns.
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Large-scale, Soviet-era residential districts outside the city center defy the New Urbanist principles of mixed-use, diversity, and connectivity.
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Sprawl will predominate, but it will increasingly include New Urbanist elements such as pedestrian-scale "town centers." Bona fide New Urbanism will also spread at an increasing pace, and it will be accompanied by fairly close approximations like New Daleville--and by plenty of cruder imitations.
(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.
It has the first new urbanist community and the greatest number of new urban projects.
Although the number of infill developments and brownfield restoration projects is increasing, many new urbanist projects appear on greenfield sites.
Randal O'Toole and Stephen Town contend that community designs by New Urbanists "almost invariably increase crime." Yet their 3,000-word article fails to mention a single New Urbanist community in the U.S.