Title: The Ahwahnee Principles

Author: Local Government Commission et al.

Date: 1991




The authors of the Ahwahnee Principles include: Peter Calthorpe, Michael Corbett, Andres Duany, Elizabeth Moule, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Stefanos Polyzoides, with editors: Peter Katz, Judy Corbett and Steve Weissman


Description: These are principles indistinguishable from a checklist. The 23 principles could easily become a code as if structured with activating language. This document advocates the rethinking of our patterns of development. It is supportive of neighborhood structure.

Assessment: This is a precursor to the Charter of the New Urbanism, although the principles have less precise descriptions.