Communities should have energy and water-saving systems, but at a high level there also needs to be a more holistic approach to creating a sense of place and connection, while at the same time being accessible to different demographics and vibrant all throughout the day.
Noah Friedman and Kristen Hall (Perkin+Will) explore what makes community in the article below. They suggest the following 5 parameters are integral to successful community design.
- Focused Intensity
- Pedestrian Focused
- Well-Loved Public Places
- Social Vibrancy