Paper (Southerland Institute 2006) introduces the reasons behind escalating costs resulting from competing policy decisions. Where as most communities suffer from this problem, the NewVistas model would not.
Paper (Spinks 2001) addresses some of the social problems caused by poor zoning in South Africa. Suggests a less defensive and barrier oriented model would cause less conflict.
Article recounts changes in American land use in the 20th century and observes that financing practices create obstacles to mixed use development.
Web article (Free Enterprise, Gallis 2009) makes the case that fragmentation has become "poly-centric urban mass" in modern design. The NewVistas model would bypass much of this problem due to its cellular design and integral systems.
An unoffical guide originally created in 1973 to encourage more sustainable property development practices in England and beyond, and since revised to reflect current challenges in property development.
The NewVistas model places residential, commercial, agricultural, and light industrial uses within walking distance of each other. Heavy industry and some agriculture are separated from residences by a buffer, but those uses are still within close proximity to the people. Targets: 1. All residences for 15,000 - 20,000 people within walking distance of each other 2. All asembly space, as well as commercial and light industrial space, intermixed with residences 3. Food production immediately visible and within easy walking distance of every residence