Transforming City Life: How New Urbanism Enriches Nicaragua

Posted by Gran Pacifica on Feb 4, 2014 8:26:30 AM

New Urbanism NicaraguaNew urbanism in Nicaragua showcases some of the best parts of the urban living philosophy. It stems from the notion that cities can be home to walkable neighborhoods, green spaces, mixed-use buildings and diverse, self-governing communities.

It represents the dream that cities can be havens for both beauty and convenience, where professionals and creative individuals can converge to create densely populated spaces that enrich everyone. Click here for more information on New Urbanism.

A Little Bit About Nicaragua

Like many Central American nations, Nicaragua has seen a steady population growth over the years. As people transition from rural lifestyles to living in cities, Nicaragua has done a good job of implementing new urbanism reforms to make the cities more livable.

This is especially true in the community surrounding Gran Pacifica, a beach and golf resort on Nicaragua's west coast. Rather than being separate from the rich culture of Nicaragua, New Urbanism providesan all-inclusive community in Gran Pacifica. Too much of typical resort vacationing consists of feeling like you're disconnected or isolated from others. At Gran Pacifica, we embrace New Urbanism and help travelers feel as though they can have more adventures and more fun throughout beautiful western Nicaragua.

How We Use New Urbanism

The design philosophy behind New Urbanism is to focus on the neighborhood rather than individual buildings. Neighborhoods should have light commercial areas, good aesthetics, green spaces, places for social integration, convenience and community-building infrastructure.

Gran Pacifica is less of a resort and more of a miniature city, with heavy emphasis on the pedestrian experience. We are complete with local shops, services and amenities to foster a growing community. Green space is mixed in with higher building density to allow people to easily get to one another and enjoy the shared spaces.

Our main goal is to provide a quaint early-urban experience of wide sidewalks, and architectural styling combined with messy necessities hidden from view. Underground cable and electricity is strung through the city, and parking and garbage collection are hidden behind the buildings in alleys. All the buildings are made with traditional materials to blend with the prevailing Central American styles.

How We Meet Vacationers' Needs

When people come to Nicaragua on vacation, they are looking for a restful, relaxing time off. Some may feel inspired to stay, but many simply want the convenience of a resort combined with the experience of another culture. New Urbanism proves to be the crux of a balancing act by offering walkable, human-scale neighborhoods at the same time as all of the modern amenities are provided.

Vacationers can find parking, well-designed roads and public transport as well as standard utilities, restaurants, cultural opportunities, and easy access to the beach. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Gran Pacifica is nestled at the heart of one of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

Ultimately, New Urbanism encourages interaction between vacationers and Nicaragua itself. This is why we believe that "enrichment" is the exact term to use when describing New Urbanism's impact on Nicaragua. It makes your vacation experience fuller and richer.

Gran Pacifica

Written by Gran Pacifica

Gran Pacifica is a master planned community of over 2500 acres and 3.5 miles of Pacific coast line an hour west of Managua in Nicaragua. The company focuses on providing their international and domestic clientele with communities that feature first-rate amenities and infrastructure including underground utilities, paved streets and sidewalks. Gran Pacifica's primary demographic is North American Retirees and vacation homes in Nicaragua owners who enjoy living in a robust beach and golf community.

Topics: New Urbanism in Nicaragua