Neighborhood + Site (NS) is the fifth of nine C3LD nested Channels. On this page we actively curate living design information at the neighborhood + site scale through the “#C3LDns” Twitter Hashtag and the Pinterest Board “Neighborhood + Site.” We also host the emergent Twitter Feeds: #placemaking, #completestreet, #JaneJacobs and “@janejacobswalk.”
How do we define Neighborhood + Site?
Neighborhoods are the most significant building blocks of compact towns and cities. Their physical design can greatly enhance community and civic society, and their spectrum of jobs and housing types can support social equity. Without vibrant neighborhoods, towns and cities are split into single-use zones — housing here, retail and office there, manufacturing at the margins — which each lose their character. The neighborhood is scaled to the pedestrian, offering sufficient variety within a five to fifteen minute walk — a quarter to half mile — to sustain lively streets and gathering places. Reliable Prosperity
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary a site is “the spatial location of an actual or planned structure or set of structures (as a building, town, or monuments).” A site can vary in scale and type ranging from a small pocket park to a university campus or an eco-resiliency district. The scale is defined by the project and its purpose with a focus on the physical and tangible outcomes that create a vibrant and livable place and habitat.
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Creating . Connecting . Curating the Patterns of Life