|CHARTER FOR RESPONSIBLE|
ROUGH DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION
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This first draft of a charter for professional developers, arose from two impulses. First, a number of years ago, Andres Duany asked me if I would be willing to draft such a charter, and if so, proposed that he would then take it to a number of influential developers and press for its adoption. At the time, I felt I was not quite ready to undertake this task.|
Then, more recently, at the 14th Congress of New Urbanism, a very considerable number of architects, planners, developers and builders, met with me after my address to the congress. Together we decided that we would pursue this concept, probably at a meeting held in London, with the idea that we would then thrash out the details of the articles together.
The version presented below is a very rough draft which I made , virtually on the back of an envelope, and then showed at the Congress. It is only a starting point. Many items, especially the items 9-23, need considerable review and refinement, before they could reasonably be accepted by a wide group of charter members.
Version 1, June 3 2006. Very rough first draft
|The Primary Article of IntentTo Protect and Care for the Beauty of the Living Earth
Secondary Articles of Intent that Express and Manifest this Primary Concern.
Andres Duany, Carrie Marsh, Buff Chase, Yaroslav Steiner and others who have done so much to propel this project. We hope we shall all very soon be able to meet in London, for our seminar.|
Chris and Maggie