Excerpts from Architectural Record Review, September, 2000 By Clifford A. Pearson and John El Czarnecki "An important work that defines the tenets of New Urbanism, this book serves as the group's manifesto. The charter illustrates the 27 principles of New Urbanism, from the scale of regions to neighborhoods and buildings, and pairs each with an essay by a different author. Now followers of the movement can use the charter to define their work and detractors can refer to it when presenting their side of the debate. … Graphically pleasing, the book reads well … When defining the problems of today's development patterns, the text is clear and seductive. … The test of the Charter of New Urbanism will be its timeless quality. …" (Architectural Record
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The Congress for the New Urbanism, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, is a rapidly growing nonprofit advocacy organization whose mission is to promote the restoration of existing urban centers and towns, encourage communities of real neighborhoods and diverse districts, conserve national environments, and preserve our built legacy.