Thursday, November 17, 2011

Planning Issues : Mixed-use Scales and Issues

Benefits of Mixed-use :

-Activates urban areas during more hours of the day

-Increases housing options for diverse household types

-Reduces auto dependence

-Increases travel options

-Creates a local sense of place

Mixed-use may be developed at a range of scales :

-Mixed-use Buildings

-Mixed-use Parcels or Sites

-Mixed-use Walkable or Transit Areas

Mixed-use Scales and Issues :

-Intensity of Development and Density

-Mix of Housing


-Transit Access


-Environment and Open Space

Source : Defining Mixed-use Development. (n.d). Retrieved November 17, 2011, from Design Center for American Urban Landscape:

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