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Comparing Canadian New Urbanist and Conventional Suburban Neighbourhoods
This study explores travel and social behaviour differences between selected new urbanist and conventional suburban neighbourhoods in Canada. The four new urbanist developments selected for this study were: Bois Franc in Montréal, Cornell in Markham, Garrison Woods and McKenzie Towne in Calgary. The analysis compares the eight neighbourhoods' urban design characteristics including: access to daily destinations, pedestrian routes and connectivity, housing choice and density. Through an extensive occupant survey, the analysis also compares their behaviours, attitudes and perceptions, including: car use for weekday urban travel; walking and biking, use of public transit, resident satisfaction with neighbourhood design, use of public open space, social interaction with neighbours and sense of neighbourhood attachment.
Comparaison de quartiers canadiens reflétant les principes du nouvel urbanisme avec des banlieues traditionnelles
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