Ten Principles for Developing Successful Town Centers
January 1, 2007
Author: Michael D. Beyard, Anita Kramer, Bruce Leonard, Michael Pawlukiewicz, Dean Schwanke, Nora Yoo
The Urban Land Institute convened a smart growth workshop June 26–28, 2006, in Washington, D.C., to distill ten principles for developing successful suburban town centers. During three days of intensive study, a team of planning and development experts drawn from around the United States toured and studied three very different town centers in northern Virginia: Market Common, Clarendon in Arlington; Fairfax Corner in Fairfax; and Reston Town Center in Reston. This report presents the results of ULI’s workshop, including a definition of town centers and ten principles for creating them.