Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Vakil, Anna,


Urban and Regional Planning.



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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the design characteristics of two communities, Cornell and Angus Glen, which have been labeled New Urbanist in the Town of Markham. A series of design indicators were employed and tested to see whether these communities conformed very closely to the principles of New Urbanism on a collective basis, or only incorporated superficial features for the purposes of marketing these communities to niche real estate markets. Both communities failed in conforming very closely to the principles of New Urbanism, primarily due to density and land use deficiencies. However, it was inferred that Cornell represented a definite step towards a pure New Urbanist community, and could be considered one of the closest examples in the GTA, and perhaps North America. Conversely, Angus Glen was found to be a 'hybridized' example of New Urbanism, since it happened to be more of a conventional community hidden behind a facade of lanes and heritage style architecture. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2000 .J63. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0422. Adviser: Anna Vakil. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2000.