Kentlands is one of the first, and probably the best
known, of the archetypal towns and villages of country
and city which are designed by architects who actually
plan, not just buildings, but entire communities and the
towns in which they exist. Lakelands is a similar,
adjacent, community with a character of its own.
Arlands (ArcLands), also known as new urbanism and neo-traditional
developments, are classic towns and villages of
country and city. New old-fashioned-towns are
conceived by architects who design archetypal
communities reminiscent of classical Currier and Ives villages.
Kentlands and Lakelands in Gaithersburg, Maryland, are
evocative of the all-American village that Gaithersburg
itself was in the middle of the twentieth century. The
nature of these communities, of course, hearken back to
the villages of Europe and all the way back city-states
of ancient Greece. See History.
In celebration of the
classic villages which are the inspiration for the
neo-traditional designs of new urbanism, we will be looking at
some of the inspirational towns here and abroad as well as at
the new towns.
few classic Towns and Villages:
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Lead, South Dakota
East Aurora, New York
Hollis, New Hampshire
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Village, Bainbridge, Ohio
Recreated Genesee Country