ABSTRACT

The chapter argues that the walking shed is the right scale for localization. To illustrate how this would be achieved, it introduces an exemplary development model, the adaptation village, with neighborhoods, village center, and support districts being the three primary components. The neighborhoods are form by blocks. The blocks are formed by compounds gathered around a common green. The chapter summarizes the circulation network as well. Limited regular streets, primary and secondary mews (shared streets), and pedestrian paths form the circulation system. The chapter suggests that, even though the plans provided in the book are developed for a peripheral metropolitan location, the model can also be applied to rural as well as inner city locations.