What is Urbanism?

What is urbanism? Throughout the centuries urbanism has been about humans living in sustaining, and stimulating proximity. The urbanism of villages, neighborhoods, towns, and cities drew people in as places of interaction, opportunity, and creativity. What is New Urbanism? It is urbanism for our era. It is the revitalization of vital public space—streets, squares, and neighborhood centers—where people can see each other and meet. This essential feature of urbanism, in danger of disappearing from America, is key to community life, efficient public infrastructure, and preserving nature.