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Prefurbia: A Viable Solution to Urban Renewal?

Developed by the Rick Harrison Site Design Studio, Perfurbia is a new method of urban and suburban redevelopment that aims to produce a “Preferred Quality of Life”. Prefurbia uses organically-designed neighborhoods with varied streetscapes and aspires to reduce environmental impact, increase public and private space, reduce costs, and increase pedestrian connectivity compared to traditional neighborhoods.


Take a look at this slideshow presentation to see a case study.  Let us know what you think.  What are the pros and cons of this planning method?  How does it compare to New Urbanism and Smart Growth Principles?  We would like to know your thoughts.

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