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What Makes a Great Neighborhood? Elementary!

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Nathalie Doyle

on 16 October 2013

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Transcript of What Makes a Great Neighborhood? Elementary!

What Makes a Great Neighborhood?
design by Dóri Sirály for Prezi
Which food do you like more?
Which neighborhoods do you like more?
trees and gardens
pavement and roads
Trees and gardens
1) Has large grassy areas
2) Community garden
1) Small or no grassy areas
Pavements and roads
Streets for cars
Streets for people, bikes and cars
Streets for cars
1) Streets designed mostly for cars
1) "Complete streets" designed to be shared by pedestrians, bikers and cars

Streets for people, bike and cars
Which neighborhoods do you like more?
Different style of homes
Same style of homes
Different style of homes
1) The houses look different--different colors, shapes, and housing types (i.e. some apartments, some single-family homes)
1) Houses are all very similar--same color, same shape, same housing type (i.e. all single-family homes)
Same style of homes
Businesses mixed with homes
Only homes
Businesses mixed with homes
1) You can walk or bike to the store, work place, school, etc. because houses are next to them.

1) You have to drive to the store, workplace, school, etc. because only homes are in the neighborhood.
Only homes
Shared yards or playgrounds
Individual yards
Shared yards or playgrounds
1) Many homes share one large yard or park

1) Each house has its own yard/play space

Individual yards
What do designers think a great, dense, sustainable neighborhood looks like?
1) Lots of trees and gardens
3) Streets shared by people, bikes and maybe cars
4) Different styles of homes
5) Businesses are mixed with homes
6) Shared neighborhood yards, parks or playgrounds
Our goal is to help Boulder design dense, affordable housing for kids like you!
Different types of housing:
1) Co-housing
2) Attached housing (i.e. townhouse or apartment)
3) Single-family housing with shared yards
4) Traditional single-family housing with individual yards
- People have their own homes, but also share some common space, like a yard or community room
Attached housing
- An example is apartments or town homes
Single- family housing with shared yards
- A single family lives inside a house, yet all neighbors share a yard
Traditional single- family housing with individual yards
- A single family lives inside a house with their own yard
Now lets watch a few movie clips!
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