LECCESE Michael, MCCORMICK Kathleen and Congress For the New Urbanism, (2000) Charter of the New Urbanism, New York: McGraw Hill.


The idea of New Urbanism was originated from the worries on the endless suburban sprawl in modern metropolis. This book asserts the guidelines and principles on New Urbanism in three scales: the city, the district and the building in order to get rid of the continuing urban expansion and contribute to compact but harmonious living context. Its main strategy is setting clear boundaries for metropolis and organizing the land use in an efficient and ecological way.

These principles on limiting the city sizes and construction adequate infrastructure facilities for each self-sufficient urban units greatly match with the urban context  of Chongqing, which is designed as a multinuclear metropolis confined by its natural topography and urban planning principles.

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