The post-war model of fenced single dwelling developments relying on cars is outmoded. The progressive critical thinking for the 21st century is Community Oriented Residential
Development (CORD), which addresses the changing dynamics of our population and captures the emerging trends in the desire of people to live in vibrant connected communities and be surrounded by pleasant amenities.
This progressive way of living can be seen all over the world particularly in North America as an emerging trend.
Diverse neighbourhoods with individuals of varying ages in different family formations provide social connection and a sense of community.
Neighbourhoods that are safe for children and offer a supportive social environment are particularly valued by a community.
Community Oriented Residential Developments contribute to community attachment, which is an emotional connection to a place that goes beyond satisfaction and trusting. An attached citizen has pride in and a positive outlook on their community. There is a correlation between residents’ community attachment and the growth in local economies.
The emerging trend is for people to live in smaller accommodation, closer to work, transport and amenity.