What is a New Urbanism Community?

  

A New Urbanism Community is an urban design movement which promotes environmentally friendly habits by creating sustainable neighborhoods containing energy efficient housing and alternative job types. These types of communities were started in the early 1980s, and has gradually influenced many aspects of real estate development, urban planning, and municipal land-use strategies. New Urbanism Communities can be circled into two concepts: building a sense of community and the development of ecological practices. The organizing body for New Urbanism is the Congress for the New Urbanism, founded in 1993. Its foundational text is the Charter of the New Urbanism, which begins:

We advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice thus promoting the use of sustainable practices.

Programs

Sustainable Living

Our residents will be offered a safe dwelling space.  NRATCO seeks to provide a sustainable energy efficient living environment surrounded by peaceful gardens and relaxing zen spaces. This community will host a variety of supportive services to our residents who are experiencing homelessness or adhere to our mission. 

Innovative Agriculture

Our Innovative Agriculture Education Program provides participants with basic skills of aquaponics design, construction and implementation grounded in environmental sustainability, food security and community development. Participants will immerse themselves in the wonders of non-traditional gardening using our community aquaponics system as an educational tool. Participants will be interactively learning valuable bespoke STEM concepts and ideas that can really benefit humanity. Aquaponics is a fun and easy way to engage students in sustainable technologies and alternative ways of growing food! 

Alternative Energy

Residents entering any of the alternative energy programs will be trained and certified accordingly. Thus preparing them for a successful future in and innovative industry.

Health & Wellness

The health and wellness programs will provide on site counseling and life coaching sessions available for all participants. This support system will allow an unspoken healing, identify underlying issues and provide solutions where none have existed before entering the program.