A new development in the car-oriented seaside sprawl of Papamoa is aiming to move away from post-World War II suburban sprawl and return to village living. In a story in NZ Herald, development company Bluehaven Management said its goals include cutting down on the use of cars and encouraging people to live greener lives.
It's the social capital side of it, where people are encouraged to know each other and interact," general manager Jason Macdonald says. Streets are narrow to discourage driving, and large grass areas in the centre of the roads are designed for children to play outside together.The first 10 houses in Excelsa are scheduled to be finished next month. A step in the right direction perhaps.
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