New Urbanism is an architectural movement that seeks to create healthier, pedestrian-oriented, and diverse communities. It promotes the idea of walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, with a mix of housing types and commercial businesses. The goal is to create a more livable, vibrant and connected community that encourages people to interact with one another. New Urbanism includes elements such as green spaces, public parks, open squares, and walkways that connect to nearby destinations. It also encourages the use of public transportation and shared cars, as well as the integration of technology into city planning to create an efficient and sustainable urban core.
This concept of New Urbanism, was spirited by Bernice Young Jones, who sought to recreate the best part of early 20th-century small towns but in large-scale housing developments.
HarBer Meadows is one of the most prominent examples of this movement and can be seen in these early architectural concept illustrations of HarBer Meadows. Because of this, the neighborhood generated some serious buzz when it was first built.