• Zhengzhou, Republic of China: Provence Midtown, a mile-square new town located in central China along a regional highway, consists of a regional commercial center, hospital, office park and three neighborhoods.

  • Fruitville, Florida: A coordinated strategy for ecologically responsible development of 346 acres in Sarasota County, the Fruitville Plan lays the armature for the creation of walkable neighborhoods and districts while preserving existing wetlands.

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates: This 77-acre, 400-unit neighborhood, part of the 20-square-mile Arabian Canal City in Dubai, was conceived in response to a need for housing for foreign workers.

  • Fisherville, Tennessee: Located at the interchange of an important cross-town road and a new expressway loop in a rapidly developing area near Memphis, the project’s primary objective was to develop a new town rather than suburban sprawl.

  • Ventura, California: Parklands, a 67-acre traditional neighborhood development in Ventura, California, is a sustainable community of 500 homes designed around a pedestrian-friendly network of streets and blocks.

  • Al Aqair, Saudi Arabia: This new 600-acre town on the Arabian Bay is set among the traditional pearl farming and trading villages of eastern Saudi Arabia.

  • Idaho Falls, Idaho: Located on the banks of the Snake River close to historic downtown Idaho Falls, Taylor Crossing is a compact and walkable traditional neighborhood development.

  • Paso Robles, California: The 470-acre Olsen Ranch/Beechwood Specific Plan provides the framework for a traditional neighborhood development in the City of Paso Robles, California.

  • Visalia, California: The Southeast Area Master Plan is located on an 850-acre greenfield at the edge of Visalia, an important agricultural center founded in 1852 in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala: Cayala Town Center is one of six neighborhoods planned for this 1,000-acre city that was master planned in 2003 by Leon Krier and Estudio Urbano.

  • Tucson, Arizona: The market and cultural objectives of Tres Torres were to generate a superior New Urbanist neighborhood with a form familiar yet new that would appeal to the local community in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

  • Logan Township, New Jersey: This 420-acre new town preserves 200 acres in a natural state while providing 3,000 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of retail and office space as well as civic buildings such as schools, a city hall and a fire station.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A component of one of the first New Urbanist projects to integrate traditional planning principles with an advanced environmental protocol, the Civano New Town Patio Homes incorporate a variety of passive sustainable design and construction principles.

  • Tucson, Arizona: A model of green design in a desert environment, Civano New Town anticipates over 2,800 households and includes strategies for conservation and preservation of native habitat on its 1,100-acre site in the Sonoran Desert.

  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Aldea de Santa Fe is a New Urbanist town that features the first public plaza constructed in New Mexico in more than a century.

  • El Paso, Texas: A 2,000-home, 450-acre town near El Paso, Hueco's design was based on The Laws of the Indies grid which was used extensively by the Spanish throughout the Southwest.


  • Civano is a test case for New Urbanism versus sprawl. The former generates more value according to economic, environmental, and social indicators.

  • Civano resident writes in of his frustration and disappointment that the Civano developer abandoned the project’s original vision of creating a resource-efficient, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use community.

  • Report of the First Council of the CNU, including articles about Civano New Town.

  • A case study of Civano New Town, the sustainable community designed by Moule & Polyzoides just outside of Tucson, Arizona.