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THE NEW URBANISM: THE CASE OF KENTLANDS AS A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT
LIU, MIN

2002, MS ARCH, University of Cincinnati, Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning : Architecture.
Kentlands occupies an historic role as an important "New Urbanist" project by Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk (DPZ), the Miami architect planners acknowledged as the leaders of the New Urbanist Movement. Although one of the nation's first, and the most successful, suburban communities to oppose suburban sprawl, Kentlands remains largely undiscussed in the American literature on this influential new theory of town development. Located in Gaithersburg, Maryland (a suburb of Washington D.C), Kentlands is a 352 acre development designed in 1988. Its construction began in 1989; completion is expected in 2002. It was the first time that any New Urbanists had the opportunity to design such a large scale suburban community development following Seaside, the resort community of the early 1980’s widely known as the New Urbanists’ prototype. Kentlands is also becoming one of the first New Urbanist communities nearly finished. In this sense, it should be regarded as the real prototype of New Urbanist suburban community design, reflecting all the theoretical and practical successes as well as the problems of the movement. This study of Kentlands will have three parts: First it will recount the development of the New Urbanism from the early 1980's especially during the period of Kentlands' design and implementation. The second part will assess the real effect of New Urbanist design at Kentlands, examining the extent to which New Urbanism achieves its claims, particularly its goal of establishing a sense of community. Finally, this study will discuss the lessons and influences of Kentlands upon later new communities and urban redevelopment practices in America, and consider the major problems and further prospects of the New Urbanist movement.
Dr. John E. Hancock (Advisor)
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