Projects

  • Georgetown, Texas: A new traditional neighborhood development located north of Austin, Texas in the outskirts of Georgetown, Cobb Ranch is designed as an ensemble of three neighborhoods, two hamlets and a commercial district, all carefully placed to conserve the existing native vegetation, karst features and salamander habitats.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coronado, Panama: Located on a beachfront in central Panama, Lago Mar is a 55-acre new town on sloping terrain that offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Thoughts

  • In a video address to the Board of Directors of our Provence Midtown client in Zhengzhou, China, Stefanos Polyzoides discusses the principles of the New Urbanism and how they are specifically applied to the project.

Press

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