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How to build a community. New Urbanism and its critics

the heritage of Romanticism, with its search for spontaneity and originality and its nostalgia for the past ( Hirt 2009 : 250–251). New Urbanism refers directly to the ideological and aesthetic principles of postmodernism, such as the importance of historical traditions, emphasis on the local and the particular, nostalgia for the past, but also the need for environmental care ( Hirt 2009 : 250). New Urbanism presents premodernity in an idyllic way; its proponents claim that present and future problems might be solved by drawing inspirations from the past. Social

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